Presi dent Has Got Very Bad News Today. “Our hearts are heavy today,” Biden and first lady Jill Bi den wrote in a statement.
The Bidens were at their home in Delaware.
“Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub,” the statement said. “Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us.
”Champ was a puppy during Biden’s tenure as vice president under the Obama administration. The same statement commemorated the dog’s love for chasing golf balls at the Naval Observatory and spending time with the Biden grandchildren.