The Joe Biden White House Is a True Mess – Multiple presidents have had dogs in the White House. Hardly any of them have had more than one dog in the White House that has attacked White House staff—including hardened members of the president’s Secret Service protective detail.
But the purebred German Shepherd named Commander is the second Biden family dog that has been accused of attacking White House personnel.
The conservative activist group, Judicial Watch, had put in multiple Freedom of Information Act requests to the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees Secret Service operations, for more information on the alleged incidents involving Commander.
But DHS did not give a satisfactory explanation of the events surrounding the First Dog.
When pressed as to why the Biden Administration did not initially respond to requests about the incidents involving Commander, the First Lady’s press office explained that the White House is a “unique and often stressful environment” for animals.
Well, not quite.
Because, as noted above, multiple presidents have had many pets in the White House and there has been little report of animal attacks against White House staff on the level and severity of what the Biden family dogs have subjected White House staff members to.
According to one report that was released from last year, a uniformed Secret Service officer was bitten on the arm and required medical attention. To avoid further attacks from the vicious German Shepherd, the officer in question “used a steel cart to protect himself.”
Just what the heck is going on inside the walls of the Biden White House?
According to a report on the matter from the Associated Press, multiple factors can trigger a dog attack. Normally there are stressors and often individuals attempting to mitigate a dog attack will be unable to do so simply by changing the dog’s environment.
Just what was triggering Commander—or the previous First Dog that had to be removed from the White House during Joe Biden’s first year living in the White House—to be so vicious?
One thing that was suggested to the AP was that a professional dog trainer be brought into deal with Commander and condition the dog to not attack White House staff.
Did George W. Bush need professional trainers to train his beloved dog, Barney, not to attack White House staff?
The fact of the matter is that the Biden family owns dogs that are large, thoroughbred animals. These dogs require proper training to live well among humans. It has nothing to do with the stressful environment of the White House.
This suggests a failing of the Biden family to properly train their pets. While it may not be the most pressing story surrounding the Biden Family, it would indicate a larger problem at play.
The larger issue is that the Bidens do not behave in a responsible manner. Raising a dog requires time and attention and love. Any inability to do so is not because Joe Biden is the leader of the Free World. It is because the Bidens seem preternaturally incapable of doing the right thing.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.