Psaki: Biden's pet cat 'will break the internet' when it arrives

President BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE's spokesperson predicted on Tuesday that once the first family brings a cat to the White House as planned, the animal will become an internet sensation. 

"I don't have any update on the cat," Jen PsakiJen PsakiBlinken talks with Netanyahu amid escalating violence White House: 'Disturbing' to see Cheney booted for telling the truth The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Republican reactions to Cheney's removal MORE told reporters during a daily briefing. "We know that the cat will break the internet, but I don't have any update on its status."

The Bidens expressed their desire to bring a cat to the White House in late November. They would be the first first family to do so since former President George W. Bush's administration in the early 2000s, according to The New York Times. 


"I'm also wondering about the cat, because the cat is going to dominate the internet whenever the cat is announced and whenever the cat is found," Psaki said during a virtual question-and-answer session with constituents via social media in January. 

The Biden family's dogs, both German shepherds, were removed from the White House this week after one was reportedly involved in a biting incident, according to CNN

Psaki on Tuesday confirmed the dogs were moved from the White House to the Bidens' home in Wilmington, Del., but said they would return to the West Wing soon. 

"Champ and Major, the president and first lady's dogs … are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people," she said. "And on Monday the first family’s younger dog, Major, was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical Unit with no further treatment needed."

Major is reportedly the first shelter dog to ever live in the White House.