First lady Jill Biden visited National Guard troops outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday, bringing them cookies and thanking them for protecting her family.
She noted that the Bidens’ late son, Beau, served in the Delaware Army National Guard.
A jittery Washington requested the aid following the riot where police were badly outnumbered, locking down the nation's capital with soldiers, police and barricades. Lawmakers and Biden took pains to thank security forces for their effort.
All 25,000 Guard members were vetted by the FBI over concerns of an insider attack, and a dozen were removed from their posts including two who made extremist statements about the inauguration.