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.

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 i… (Read more)