Washington, D.C. – Commander, President Joe Biden’s beloved dog, is currently not present on the White House campus. This decision follows a series of biting incidents involving White House staff members and Secret Service officers. Elizabeth Alexander, the first lady’s communications director, confirmed this development and emphasized that the safety of White House personnel and their protectors remains a top priority for the First Couple.
Alexander expressed deep gratitude for the patience and support extended by the U.S. Secret Service and all parties involved as they work together to find appropriate solutions. While next steps are being evaluated, Commander will temporarily reside off-campus, though the exact location was not disclosed.
The statement was released shortly after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre addressed yet another accusation against Commander during a press briefing. In this instance, a White House staffer alleged that they were bitten by the German shepherd.
Jean-Pierre redirected inquiries to the first lady’s office, which promptly responded by clarifying the circumstances surrounding the incident. According to their account, Commander and Dale Haney, the head groundskeeper at the White House, were simply engaged in playful interaction. Fortunately, no skin was broken during the incident, which was captured by a tourist and subsequently shared with a news organization that published the image online.
Despite this setback, the Bidens remain committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on the White House campus.