Joe Biden’s dog Commander bit a member of the Secret Service, marking the 11th biting incident the 2-year-old German Shepherd has been involved in the White House.
Secret Service spokesman Steven Kopek said a Uniformed Division police officer “came in contact with a first family pet and was bitten” around 8 pm on Monday.
“The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex,” Kopek noted.
According to CNN, Kopek added that he spoke with Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle the following day, and he is doing alright.
Biden’s dog, Commander, already has a bad reputation for biting secret service members.
Commander has bit seven people in four months from September 2022 through January 2023, leaving one Secret Service agent in hospital.
The dog replaced Biden’s previous German Shepard dog, Major after it was involved in a series of attacks against the agents.
However, the new dog is displaying the same worrying behavior as Major.
Biden’s dog Commander sent Secret Service officer to hospital, bit 6 others after Bidens got rid of their first pooch Major for the same reason.— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) July 25, 2023
Bidens couldn’t raised their children who the hell thought they could raised dogs. Irresponsible people should never own dogs.… pic.twitter.com/FGQncyjVyc
This week’s biting incident is the 11th known incident since Biden entered the White House in 2021,
“The Biden family doesn’t care one whit about the danger this out-of-control dog poses!” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said post to X.
Biden's dog bites another Secret Service agent, the 11th known incident. The Biden family doesn't care one whit about the danger this out-of-control dog poses! https://t.co/u9y7XRyAAI https://t.co/OJPjjLjbKR— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 26, 2023
“Are the Biden family’s Secret Service agents supposed to just accept being attacked by their disturbed dog as part of the job?” asked New York Post columnist Miranda Devine.
Communications director for First Lady Jill Biden, Elizabeth Alexander, told The New York Times that the White House “can be a stressful environment for family pets.”
She added that the Bidens “continue to work on ways to help Commander handle the often unpredictable nature of the White House grounds.”
Alexander also added that the “president and first lady are incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for all they do to keep them, their family, and the country safe.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre brushing off the attacks on the secret service member, blaming “stress” for the behaviour of Biden’s dog.
“As you all know, the White House complex can be unique and very stressful,” Jean-Pierre said in July.
“That is something I’m sure you can all understand,” she added.
“It is unique and it is stressful for all of us. So you can imagine what it’s like for a family pet or family pets, more broadly.”
The White House press secretary explained the aggressiveness of Biden's dog— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) July 26, 2023
Yesterday, the New York Post wrote that a self-propelled grandfather's shepherd dog had bitten seven agents of the US Secret Service in four months.
The White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre,… pic.twitter.com/tKwBHW3P3U
Biden also had another German Shepard named Major who had a biting problem.
The president even hurt his ankle after falling while playing with the dog.