Washington: US President Joe Biden has apologized to the National Guard for sleeping in a car park.
According to British media, 25,000 National Guards were deployed to provide security for the inauguration of US President Joe Biden after the Capitol Hill attack in the last days of former President Trump.
Pictures of security guards guarding the Capitol Hill car park for the swearing-in ceremony of the US president surfaced, prompting outrage from some US politicians and governors of some states. Was
According to media reports, US President Joe Biden met with the head of the National Guard Bureau and apologized to him for the incident, while First Lady Jill Biden, the first lady of the US President, also met with some National Guards and personally. Thank you.
Joe Biden’s wife also presented the National Guard with biscuits as a gift from the White House.
“I want to thank all of you for coming here and protecting me and my family,” said the president’s wife.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott also posted pictures of the National Guard lying in the car parking area in his tweet, expressing outrage and calling for those responsible to be punished.
Our troops deserve the utmost honor & respect for securing the Capitol & defending democracy this week.— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) January 22, 2021
This is unconscionable & unsafe. Whoever’s decision this was to house our National Guardsmen & women in underground parking lots must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/mBwpoog6YC