Failed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a habit of making remarks that eventually come back to haunt her, with the 2016 “basket of deplorables” remark about then-candidate Donald Trump’s supporters being perhaps the best-known of such ill-advised quips.
Clinton has yet again been bitten by her own words, as an attempted dunk on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over his dog has drawn renewed attention following a much more serious incident involving one of President Joe Biden’s dogs, The Washington Times reported.
With a critical eye toward Cruz, Clinton sarcastically tweeted in February, “Don’t vote for anyone you wouldn’t trust with your dog.”
She may want to reassess that particular bit of advice in light of the fact that Biden has reportedly banished his dogs from the White House — at least temporarily — after one of them reportedly bit a Secret Service agent.
Cruz’s dog left behind during trip
The Times noted that the tweet from Clinton was aimed at Cruz in the wake of the media-contrived scandal over his accompanying his family to Cancun, Mexico, in the midst of the devastating ice storm and freezing temperatures that gripped Texas and knocked the power out at the senator’s Houston home.
During the incident, New York Magazine’s Intelligencer had reported that the Cruz family left behind their poodle named Snowflake.
Set aside for a moment the obvious impracticality of traveling internationally with a dog on short notice, and ignore the report’s own admission that someone had been arranged to care for the dog — because that is exactly what Clinton did as she took her snarky shot at the Texas senator.
The “biting incident”
Fast-forward a few weeks, and Clinton may want to reconsider her admonition, now that her words can be easily applied to her friend and former Senate colleague.
Both of Biden’s German Shepherds, Champ and Major, have been shipped back to Delaware from the White House following a “biting incident” in which Major, the younger of the two pets, bit a Secret Service agent, NBC reported.
Major has reportedly been “known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and ‘charging’ at staff and security.”
Unsurprisingly, while Clinton was quick to take a shot at Cruz over how he was briefly separated from his dog, she has yet to say anything about the arguably more significant reason behind Biden being separated from his dogs.
We can only imagine what the reaction would be from Clinton and the media if, instead of Biden, it had been dogs owned by Trump that had to be banished from the White House after biting someone.