First Lady Jill Biden brought a basket of cookies on Friday, Jan. 22, for the National Guard troops stationed outside the Capitol in Washington, to thank them for protecting her husband’s inauguration after they were reportedly sent to a congressional parking garage.

According to New York Post, the first lady made an unscheduled visit to the troops and handed them chocolate chip cookies from a tin as a gesture of gratitude.

“I just wanted to come today to say thank you to all of you for keeping me and my family safe,” she told the officers.

“I’m a National Guard mom. The National Guard will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens,” she said, referring to Beau Biden—her late son served in the Delaware National Guard.

Following a planned visit to Whitman-Walker Health in downtown Washington, the first lady’s stop came after thousands of the troops had reportedly been “banished” to a cramped garage after being forced to leave parts of the Capitol grounds on Thursday.

Former Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained that a Democrat congressman claimed most of the troops likely voted for Trump and were security threats, so had them moved to the garage with poor living conditions.

Investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel revealed that Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.) is the congressman who got the guardsmen sent to the garage because a couple of soldiers were not wearing masks while at a cafe in the building.

Photos show that the troops were lying on the floor to rest and sleeping while leaning against concrete pillars inside the garage.

According to One America Network, former President Donald Trump has offered the troops stay at his hotel in Washington if they need to.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) visited the troops and brought them pizza to thank them for their service.

Three governors—Greg Abbott from Texas, Ron DeSantis from Florida, and Chris Sununu from New Hampshire, have ordered their local troops to return to their respective states following the parking garage outrage.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) raised a question for the Democratic leaders, asking why the troops are not treated respectfully.