Photo: Jill Biden Brings Cookies To Troops, Has Message for National Guard

by Halle Ames

First Lady Jill Biden made her first public appearance since assuming the position to bring cookies to the National Guard troops on Friday. 

According to several accounts, the troops stationed in DC have been treated poorly as many had to sleep on the floor of a parking garage. 

Jill Biden Thanks National Guard Members

Jill Biden wanted to make their days a little better with a surprise visit accompanied with chocolate chip cookies. She thanked the men and women “for keeping me and my family safe” during her husband’s inauguration into the White House earlier this week.

“I just want to say thank you from President Biden and the whole, the entire Biden family,” said the 69-year-old First Lady. “The White House baked you some chocolate chip cookies.”

She also joked that she had baked them herself.

The visit couldn’t have been easy on Jill Biden. Her step-son, Beau Biden, was a member of the Delaware Army National Guard and served in Iraq. Beau Biden died in 2015, at the young age of 46, after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer.

“So I’m a National Guard mom,” Jill Biden told the troops. She also thanked the nearly 25,000 soldiers for traveling to the Capitol to keep them safe. 

“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.”

In addition, President Joe Biden called the chief of the National Guard Bureau on Friday to offer his gratitude. 

Congressman Brings Truckload of Pizzas to Troops

North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn also surprised troops with a truckload of pizzas on Friday. Cawthron is currently the youngest member of Congress at 25-years-old. 

Cawthorn may once have had dreams of serving in the military, but any hopes of that were diminished when he got into a car accident and was left partially paralyzed. 

In a social media post, similar to Jill Biden, he thanked the troops for their efforts. 

“I just visited the soldiers who have been abandoned & insulted by our leaders,” Cawthorn wrote. “I brought them pizza and told them that they can sleep in my office.No soldier will ever, ever sleep on a garage floor in the US Capitol while I work in Congress. Our Troops deserve better.”