On Monday, March 30, First Dog Major Biden once again bit a person at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Associated Press reported the victim was able to return to work the same day. The 3-year-old German shepherd is described as “a rescue the Bidens adopted from the Delaware Humane Association shortly before Biden hit the campaign trail last year.” The handsome canine was used to great effect during the Biden’s run, but, much like his master, he has failed to flourish once installed in the White House.
On March 8, Major Biden assaulted an essential employee when he bit an unknown “member of the White House security team.” Following that incident, it was widely reported that Major Biden would be sent with his brother dog, Champ Biden, back to Delaware. The official response to the first incident included a justification of the dog’s actions. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said:
“And on Monday, the first family’s younger dog, Major, was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical unit with no further treatment needed.”
What does it say for the credibility of the White House press secretary that she can’t own up to a dog bite? Calling it a reaction “that resulted in a minor injury” is Orwellian newspeak, and it should be a sober reminder to us all. If President Biden and his spokesperson can’t articulate this inconvenient truth, what other errors or negative stories might they fail to be forthright in discussing? Just like parents who insist “Not my kid!” when presented with the unpleasant actions of their precious ones.
What About the Other 15%?
Michael LaRosa, press secretary to First Lady Jill Biden, stated to the Associated Press that the dog “nipped someone while on a walk.” Are staffers supposed to feel better it wasn’t a bite, just a nip? LaRosa followed with more language justifying the dog’s violence because he “is still adjusting to his new surroundings.” After the first bite, President Biden said that “he’s a sweet dog” and “85% of the people” at the White House love him. There are hundreds of employees at the White House who may have no choice but to encounter Major if they want to keep their jobs.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office did not respond to a request for comment by Liberty Nation regarding the assaults. As outlined in the Code of the District of Columbia, Chapter 19. Dangerous Dogs. § 8–1902, determination of a potentially dangerous or dangerous dog is the mayor’s job. The statute reads:
“(a) The Mayor is authorized to conduct an investigation and make a determination as to whether a dog is a potentially dangerous or dangerous dog.”
The law prescribes the misdemeanor punishment to be “a fine not to exceed $500, imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or both for a first offense, and a fine not to exceed $1,000, imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both for a second or subsequent offense.” It goes on to establish that the District’s Attorney General is to bring prosecutions under the code. The current occupant of that office is Karl Racine. A radical Democrat, Racine is known most recently for using his office to harass his political opponents, including Donald Trump and the NRA. Is it likely his office will issue any enforcement action against the Bidens?
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