One of US President Joe Biden's two dogs, Commander, bit another member of the Secret Service. It is the 11th time that the German Shepherd attacks one of the agents. According to the head of communications of the Secret Service, Anthony Guglielmi, an officer was bitten on Monday around 20 p.m. at the White House and was treated on the spot by medical staff.
Elizabeth Alexander, first lady Jill Biden's communications director, explained that "the White House can be a stressful environment for pets, and the first family continues to work on how to help Commander manage the often unpredictable nature of the presidential residence." The Bidens, he added, are "incredibly grateful to the Secret Service and other agents for everything they do to keep them, their family and the country safe."
According to records from the Department of Homeland Security, Biden's German Pastor bit or otherwise attacked staff at the agency tasked with protecting the president and his family at least 10 times between October 2022 and January, including an incident that required a hospital visit by the injured officer. Commander is the second of the president's dogs to behave aggressively: the first, a German shepherd named Major, was sent to live with some friends in Delaware after a series of accidents. And according to the Guardian, email exchanges between Secret Service agents and their managers revealed their contempt for Commander, which the Bidens presented in December 2021: "It's damn crazy that stupid dog," said the superior of the victim of the November 2022 attack.
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