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Noem suggests that Biden’s dog Commander should suffer a similar fate as Cricket, the dog she shot


By Kit Maher, CNN

(CNN) — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem suggests in her new book that President Joe Biden’s dog commander may suffer a similar fate to the working dog she shot on her farm.

Topping the list of possible priorities on Day 1 of 2025 in her book “No Going Back,” Noem writes that if she were president, she would make sure Commander “wasn’t anywhere on the premises,” according to an advance copy obtained by CNN.

“What would I do if I were president on my first day in office in 2025? Thanks for asking. I happen to have a list. The first thing I would do is make sure Joe Biden’s dog was nowhere on the property (“Commander, say hi to Cricket for me”). But my dog, Foster, would certainly be welcome. He comes with me to the capital all the time and loves everyone,” Noem wrote.

Commander, the Biden family’s German Shepherd bit Secret Service personnel in 24 separate incidents at the White House and other locations, according to CNN reporting from February.

The dog was removed from the White House last October.

In a Sunday appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation, Noem said, “Joe Biden’s dog attacked 24 Secret Service people. So how many people are enough to be attacked and dangerously injured before you make a decision about a dog and what to do with it?

“That’s the question the president needs to be accountable for,” Noem said.

“Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan interjected: “Are you saying he should be shot?”

“The president has to answer for that,” Noem continued, without stopping to answer. “What’s the number?”

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