Kristi Noem Suggests Handling of Biden’s Dog Should Mirror Her Own

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who has faced criticism in recent days for her wayward 14-month-old dog Cricket, has implied that President Joe Biden’s dog Commander should meet a similar fate.

During an appearance on Sunday’s Face the Nation, Noem, who is considered a potential running mate for former President Donald Trump in 2024, was asked about a passage in her upcoming memoir where she wrote that one of her first priorities if at the White House would be to ensure that Commander, Biden’s German shepherd, was nowhere on the grounds—and that Commander should “say hello to Cricket.”

“Are you doing this to try to look tough?” host Margaret Brennan asked Noem.

“Joe Biden’s dog has attacked 24 Secret Service people,” Noem explained. “So how many people is enough people to be attacked and dangerously hurt before you make a decision on a dog?”

Brennan interjected, noting that Commander had not attacked anyone, and sought clarification: “You’re saying he should be shot?”

But Noem continued without answering, “That’s what the president should be held accountable to…”

Noem was also asked about other controversial passages, including a line about meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that she has removed from No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward, which is set to be published on May 7.