Biden’s dog Commander no longer at White House after biting incidents

FILE - President Joe Biden's dog Commander, a German shepherd, is walked outside the West Wing...
FILE – President Joe Biden’s canine Commander, a German shepherd, is walked outdoors the West Wing of the White Home in Washington, April 29, 2023. Commander has bitten one other U.S. Secret Service worker. A uniformed division officer was bitten by the canine round 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, on the White Home, and was handled on-site by medical personnel, mentioned USSS chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi. The officer is doing simply high-quality, he mentioned.(AP Picture/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s canine, Commander, is “not presently on the White Home campus” following a sequence of biting incidents involving White Home employees and U.S. Secret Service officers, a spokesperson for first woman Jill Biden mentioned late Wednesday.

Elizabeth Alexander, the primary woman’s communications director, mentioned President Biden and his spouse care deeply in regards to the security of White Home employees and those that defend them day by day.

“They continue to be grateful for the endurance and assist of the U.S. Secret Service and all concerned, as they proceed to work by means of options,” she mentioned in an emailed assertion, including, “Commander shouldn’t be presently on the White Home campus whereas subsequent steps are evaluated.”

Alexander didn’t say the place the 2-year-old German shepherd was despatched.

The assertion got here hours after White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was requested at her briefing Wednesday about one other allegation that Commander had bitten a White Home staffer.

Jean-Pierre referred inquiries to the primary woman’s workplace, which mentioned Commander and Dale Haney, the top groundskeeper on the White Home, had been taking part in and that no pores and skin was damaged in an incident that was photographed by a vacationer and shared with a information group, which printed the picture on-line.

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