Jill Biden brings cookies to troops, thanks National Guard for ‘keeping my family safe’ during inauguration

Jill Biden brings cookies to troops, thanks National Guard for ‘keeping my family safe’ during inauguration

First
lady
Jill
Biden
surprised

National
Guard
members
at
the U.S.
Capitol
on
Friday
and
delivered
cookies, a
gesture
of
kindness
“for
keeping
me
and
my
family
safe”
during
President
Biden’s
inauguration
earlier
this
week. 

“I
just
want
to
say
thank
you
from

President
Biden
and
the
whole,
the
entire
Biden
family,”
she
told
a
group
of
Guard
members
in
her
first
public
appearance
since
assuming
her
new
position.

“The
White
House
baked
you
some
chocolate
chip
cookies,”
she
said,
before
joking
that
she
couldn’t
say
she
had
baked
them
herself.

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Saying, "The Biden's are a National Guard family," first lady Jill Biden greets members of the National Guard with chocolate chip cookies, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Saying,
“The
Biden’s
are
a
National
Guard
family,”
first
lady
Jill
Biden
greets
members
of
the
National
Guard
with
chocolate
chip
cookies,
Friday,
Jan.
22,
2021,
at
the
U.S.
Capitol
in
Washington. (AP
Photo/Jacquelyn
Martin,
Pool)

Nearly
25,000
troops
descended
on
Washington,
D.C.,
in
the
days
leading
up
to
the
inauguration,
as
officials
remained
on
heightened
alert
for
rouge
actors
looking
to
stir
up
violence.
The
ultra-defensive
posture
came
after
rioters
stormed
the
Capitol
building
earlier
this
month
in
protest
of
Biden’s presidential
victory. 

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THAN
100
NATIONAL
GUARD
MEMBERS
IN
DC
TEST
POSITIVE
FOR
CORONAVIRUS

Jill
Biden’s
visit
with
the
National
Guard
was
particularly
sentimental
to
her
as
she
reminisced
about
her
late
step-son
Beau
Biden,
a
former Delaware
Army
National
Guard
member
who
spent
a
year
deployed
to
Iraq.
He
later
died
in
2015
at
the
age
of
46
after
being
diagnosed
with
glioblastoma,
a
rare
form
of
brain
cancer.

“So
I’m
a
National
Guard
mom,”
she
told
the
crowd,
adding
that
the
baskets
were
a
“small
thank
you”
for
leaving
their
home
states
and
coming
to
the
nation’s
capital.
President
Biden
offered
his
thanks
to
the
chief
of
the
National
Guard
Bureau
in
a
phone
call
Friday.

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“I
truly
appreciate
all
that
you
do,”
the
first
lady
added.
“The
National
Guard
will
always
hold
a
special
place
in
the
heart
of
all
the
Bidens.”


The
Associated
Press
contributed
to
this
report. 

Vandana
Rambaran
is
a
reporter
covering
news
and
politics
at
foxnews.com.
She
can
be
found
on
Twitter
@vandanarambaran

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