First dogs Champ and Major have returned to the White House after they were sent away to DE after one of them bit someone, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday.
He told ABC News that while Major was involved in an incident, he "did not bite someone and penetrate the skin".
First lady Jill Biden has said training the dogs for their new life at the White House has been a priority since they moved in after Biden's January 20 inauguration.
The dogs had been in the Biden's home state of DE, where Major received some additional training after having been startled by a Secret Service agent who received a minor injury from the fracas.
At the White House, Biden will meet with the heads of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, both of which are tasked with managing the migrants that have surged across the southern U.S. border with Mexico in recent weeks. "And so I think he's thinking about what he wants to say, what he wants to convey, where he can provide updates, and, you know, looking forward to the opportunity to engage with a free press".
Psaki continued her briefing by checking with the next reporter: "Is it about the dogs?"
"He's had a number of bipartisan meetings in the oval office", Psaki said of the president. The White House said that existing facilities run by Border Patrol are not meant for children. "They'd be more than happy to pick off a few of our members".
The news conference comes amid an increase of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the USA border, a pair of mass shootings during the last week, and a USA economy attempting to reopen amid the pandemic. "We are certainly considering a range of levers, including working through legislation, including executive actions to address, obviously, you know, not just gun safety measures but violence in communities".
At 78, Biden is the oldest person to take office as USA president, and his political opponents will be looking for signs he has become less sharp with age.