WASHINGTON: New First Lady Jill Biden on Saturday took an unannounced trip to the U.S. capital to deliver a basket of chocolate chip cookies to National Guard members, urging President Joe Biden to protect me and my family But he thanked them.
“I just want to thank President Biden and all, the whole Biden family,” he told a group of guards in the capital. The White House made you some chocolate chip cookies, “he said before joking.” She can’t. She doesn’t say she baked them herself.
As Biden was sworn in on Wednesday, supporters of Donald Trump rioted in the capital in a failed attempt to prevent Congress from ratifying Biden as the winner of the November presidential election.
Extensive security measures were then put in place for the inauguration, which took place without any major incidents. Jill Biden told the group that her late son, Beauvais, was a member of the Army National Guard and had spent a year in Iraq in 2008-09. Biden died in 2015 at the age of 46 from brain cancer.
So I am the mother of a National Guard, she said, adding that there was a small thank you in the basket for thanking her for leaving her home and coming to the country’s capital. President Biden thanked the head of the National Guard Bureau over the phone on Friday.