Commander, President Biden’s dog, has been taken off the White House grounds while the government thinks about the “next steps.” This is because Commander was responsible for at least 11 known bites.
Commander bit a Security Service worker on the White House grounds this past month. This was the 11th known instance of a bite.
“They really care about the safety of the people who work at the White House and the people who watch over them each day.” Elizabeth Alexander, who is in charge of media for First Lady Jill Biden, claimed in a statement, “They are still thankful for the U.S. Secret Service’s patience and cooperation, as well as the help and support of everyone involved.”
“Commander isn’t on the White House grounds at this time while the next steps are being thought through,” Alexander said.
Commander has been known to bite White House or the Secret Service staff 11 times, but CNN said “the actual number is greater and includes executive residence staff along with additional White House workers.”
Once, in November of last year, a Secret Service member was bit by Commander in the arm and leg, causing such a serious incident that the White House physician’s office sent him to the hospital.
According to Jonathan Wackrow, who used to work as a Secret Service official for Michelle Obama when she was first lady, Biden was “creating an unsafe working environment.”
“Let’s say you’re the CEO of an establishment and you brought your dog to work with you. The dog continues biting people. Your actions are making the workplace dangerous. That’s what’s going on right now,” Wackrow said.
“This building is special because it’s both the home of the president of the United States as well as the place of employment for hundreds or even thousands of folks.” He also said, “You can’t bring a danger into the workplace, and this dog is pretty much doing that. Once in a while, you can call it an accident, but now having several of them is a big problem.”
Axios also said that Commander as well as Biden’s younger dog, Major, have scared the “several dozen individuals who maintain the White House as housekeeping staff, curators, kitchen staff, butlers, carpenters, and even more.”
Commander isn’t the only Biden dog to be kicked out of the White House for not being safe. Major, Joe Biden’s younger dog, was sent to a property in Delaware because he was being mean and biting people.
Major bit a Secret Service worker in 2021. Biden called Major a “sweet dog” and said that “85 percent of the individuals there love him.”