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Kristi Noem Suggests Biden’s Dog Should Have Been Killed, Too

Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, already criticized for killing her family’s 14-month-old dog and bragged about it, took aim Sunday at another family’s pet: Commander, the German shepherd prone to bites from President Biden.

On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Ms. Noem, a Republican, suggested that Commander, who was banned from the White House last fall after bloodying a number of Secret Service agents, might also have had to be repressed.

“Joe Biden’s dog attacked 24 members of the Secret Service,” she told her interviewer, Margaret Brennan. “So how many people does it take to be attacked and dangerously injured before you make a decision about a dog?”

The commander was sent to an undisclosed location after the Secret Service recorded 24 biting episodes involving him between October 2022 and July 2023, about half of which required medical attention.

Ms. Noem’s opinion on the appropriate way to handle it emerged during the publicity surge for the publication of her memoir, “No Going Back,” which is due to be released Tuesday.

The South Dakota governor, who was widely seen as a contender for former President Donald J. Trump’s running mate, wrote in the book about a female wiry-haired pointer named Cricket that she had hoped to use for hunting the pheasant on his ranch. She said the dog had proven “untrainable”, “dangerous to anyone she came into contact with” and “worthless” as a hunting dog – so she shot him in a gravel pit.

“I hated that dog,” Ms. Noem wrote.

She also alluded to Commander in explaining her decision to shoot Cricket: “A dog that bites is dangerous and unpredictable (are you listening, Joe Biden?) – especially if you run a business where people interact with your dogs,” a -she writes. .

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In the CBS interview, Ms Noem sought to defend the killing of Cricket – and a goat she also slaughtered on the same day – as “a choice I made over 20 years ago” to “protect people”.

But in her book, she also acquiesced to the idea that Cricket might be in a better place, or perhaps a worse one. Imagining becoming president in 2025 and sending Mr. Biden’s dog to meet his maker, Ms. Noem added: “Commander, say hello to Cricket for me. »

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