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Jill Biden thanks National Guard members with chocolate chip cookies

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A decision to turn a chilly underground parking garage into an overnight billet for National Guard troops in Washington to protect President Joe Biden's inauguration has stirred an uproar.

A number of the 25,000 troops standing guard around the US Capitol in recent days in the wake of the January 6 insurrection had been allowed to take breaks and naps in between long shifts on the floors of the building housing the US Congress.

But on Thursday afternoon, after the legislature resumed work a day after the Biden inauguration, someone decided instead to force them out to a nearby parking garage.

What happened was an outrage and it will never happen again,
Chuck Schumer,
Outrage After US Guard Troops Shifted From Capitol To Parking Garage