White House Fires Back after Gov Kristi Noem Calls for Biden’s Dog to Be Put Down: ‘She Killed Her Puppy’

The White House has fired back South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem suggested during an interview that Democrat President Joe Biden’s dog Commander should be put down for biting Secret Service agents.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre excoriated Noem over the suggestion during the White House press briefing, the Daily Mail reported.

This followed another firestorm involving Noem’s admission that she shot one of her farm dogs years ago.

Biden’s German Shepherd Commander has been a source of grief after being involved in several biting incidents at the White House.

Meanwhile, Noem has been defending the time she was forced to shoot her dog Cricket after it killed some of her neighbor’s chickens.

While defending herself during an appearance on CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” Noem said Biden’s Commander should meet a similar fate.

“Well, number one, Joe Biden’s dog has attacked 24 Secret Service people,” Noem said.

“So how many people is enough people to be attacked and dangerously hurt before you make a decision on a dog?”


On Monday, Jean-Pierre used her bully pulpit to pile on Noem for her comments about Biden’s dog.

“When we learned last week, obviously like all of you, in her book that she killed her puppy, you heard me say that was very sad,” Jean-Pierre said.

“We find her comments from yesterday disturbing,” she added.

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“We find them absurd.

“And, and here – this is a country that loves dogs,” Jean-Pierre continued.

“And you have a leader talking about putting dogs down, killing them.

“And that’s a disturbing statement.

“I would say she should probably stop digging herself in a hole,” the press secretary added.

Reporters continued to pepper Jean-Pierre with questions about this issue.

Among the questions were concerns regarding the fate of the president’s ill-tempered dog.

“Commander is living with family members,” Jean-Pierre replied.


Noem shared the anecdote about the dog in her campaign memoirs, against the advice of her team, Politico reported.

Perhaps she saw it as a way to showcase her ability to make a tough decision.

Unfortunately for her, the American people didn’t see it that way.

What followed was “a weeklong news cycle — and a round of obituaries for that same political future — by including a tale about Noem leading a 14-month-old wirehaired pointer named Cricket to a gravel pit and shooting him to death after he ruined a pheasant hunt and killed a neighbor’s chickens,” the outlet said.

Noem’s admission was a grave miscalculation.

However, Jean-Pierre’s repulsion to the very sane and sober advice to put down a dog who keeps biting humans is part of a growing trend.

Dogs are part of the fabric of American society, but some of these animals shouldn’t be because they’re dangerous.

Still, people ignore evidence that breeds such as pit bulls frequently bite and often inflict injury because it’s become increasingly taboo to say so.

Noem’s tale about shooting her own dog in such a manner did not land as she’d hoped.

Unfortunately for Noem, her comments about killing dogs appear to have blown her chances of being considered for President Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate.

At one point, Noem was a favorite for Trump’s vice president choice.

However, Trump was reportedly “disgusted” by the dog-killing story and said it shows her poor grasp on “public relations.”

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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