President Joe Biden and the First Lady confirmed Friday that Major is back in the White House, after reports surfaced that the German Shepherd had been shipped off to training camp because his bite was worse than his bark.
In an interview with TODAY’s Craig Melvin, they assured the anchor that the dog was no longer an issue and invited him to meet the pooch, to which he declined. He’s ‘probably’ just right outside the room, said Jill Biden, laughing.
“He’s back,” Jill Biden assured Melvin. “He is such a sweet, lovable dog.”
The first family also announced that they plan on adopting a female cat, stating that the Secret Service trained Major to be friendly to kitties and hopefully, the rest of the White House crew as well.
“That was part of his training they took him into a shelter with cats,” said Jill Biden, as President Biden hinted that the training took several weeks.
That will make three First Pets in the White House: two dogs and a cat.
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Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”
National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”
Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz, who was 26 at the time. Rittenhouse testified that he fired in self-defense and pleaded not guilty to all counts.
National Review reports:
“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.
He was initially indicted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional reckless homicide, failure to comply with an emergency order from a local government, and possession of a dangerous weapon.”
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