(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – President Joe Biden’s team is growing increasingly wary of Commander, Biden’s German Shepherd, following an incident in which the dog bit a Secret Service agent in September.
Concerns are arising among the staff, suggesting that Commander may perceive them as non-threats, while displaying a distinct inclination towards the Secret Service, as mentioned in a recent Politico article.
“It’s alarming to see his aggressive side,” remarked an individual from the White House. “I’ve never observed him behaving this way.”
This marks the eleventh reported time Commander has exhibited such behavior. Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, has highlighted the prior 10 occurrences wherein Commander has shown aggressive tendencies toward staff from October 2022 to January 2023.
One particularly severe episode resulted in a Secret Service agent being hospitalized following his encounter with the dog, having been bitten on his arm and thigh on November 3rd, 2022.
The Politico article from Monday highlights a split in opinion among Biden’s team concerning Commander.
“He’s generally so warm-hearted,” commented one White House employee.
However, not all share this sentiment. Some staff members ponder the reason behind the Commander’s specific aggressive behavior toward the Secret Service.
One ex-White House official opined, “The White House, with its ever-present armed security, may be overwhelming for a dog.”
Another past employee offered a contrasting viewpoint, suggesting, “When staff members approach Commander, it’s often with enthusiasm and smiles. This isn’t necessarily true for Secret Service agents, who typically maintain a stern demeanor.”
The First Lady’s representative conveyed to Politico that the White House can indeed be challenging for pets, acknowledging the ongoing efforts to help Commander adapt to this unique environment. The spokesperson added, “The President and First Lady deeply value the dedication of the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff for ensuring their safety and that of the nation.”
However, Politico pointed out that despite any corrective measures taken for Commander, the desired results aren’t evident. Some within the White House and the press are informally speculating about the potential need to rehome Commander in the near future. One speculation gaining traction is the possibility of this decision being made before the upcoming Thanksgiving.
A White House employee shared with Politico, “It becomes a question of how much longer Commander can stay, given the circumstances.”
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