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Biden should kill his dog, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem suggests

South Dakota’s governor said Biden should be “held accountable for” the actions of his dog, Commander

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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who has continued to defend the killing of her 14-month-old dog Cricket, further suggested in an interview with CBS’s Face the Nation that Biden should adopt a similar tactic when dealing with his dog, Commander .

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Noem said Biden should be “held accountable for” the actions of his dog, which has bitten people at least 24 times.

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Noem faced widespread backlash over the way she said she killed her wire-haired pointer named Cricket after he displayed aggressive behavior and killed her neighbor’s chickens. The episode, intended to highlight her toughness and ability to tackle the “hard, messy and ugly” tasks and her honesty, has backfired and all but ended her chance to become presidential candidate Donald Trump’s VP pick.

Anchor Margaret Brennan asks Noem about a passage in her book that references her willingness to kill Biden’s dog as well.

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FILE: South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem attends an event on January 10, 2024 at the State Capitol in Pierre, SD Photo by Jack Dura /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“At the end of the book you say that the very first thing you would do if you got into the White House, which was different from Joe Biden, is make sure that Joe Biden’s dog was nowhere on the premises. ‘Commander, say hello to Cricket,'” Brennan read.

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The advice was read from Noem’s forthcoming book, obtained by the Guardian, in which Noem describes how she dragged her “hated” dog to a gravel pit and shot her. This event seemingly motivates Noem to drag a “nasty and mean” family goat to the gravel pit to shoot it dead with two shotgun blasts, returning to her truck for ammunition between shots.

Commander, Noem says, “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 is the question for which the president must be accountable.”

“You’re saying (commander) should be shot?” asks Brennan.

“The president should be accountable for that,” Noem responds.

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Noem’s forthcoming book, “No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward,” also details instances in which she has stood up to international leaders — anecdotes that would have reinforced her foreign policy experience. – but they were quickly questioned. She writes about canceling a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

After The Dakota Scout first reported Noem’s descriptions of the meetings, her spokesman Ian Fury said the book “contains two minor errors. This has been communicated to the ghostwriter and editor.”

In addition to the meeting with Kim, Fury said Noem also got the dates wrong when she spoke with former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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“The book has not yet been released and all future editions will be corrected,” Fury added.

National Post, with additional reporting from the Associated Press

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