Actor Chris Evans meets with Democratic senators before State of the Union
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"Captain America" star Chris Evans visited the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday and met with lawmakers ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE's State of the Union address.

Democratic Sens. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOvernight Defense — Presented by Boeing — House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria | Sparks fly at White House meeting on Syria | Dems say Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' | Trump, Graham trade jabs Senate confirms Trump's Air Force secretary pick Democratic senators condemn Trump for calling on China to investigate Bidens MORE (Mass.), Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsMeet the dog and 'sea turtle' who launched campaigns for office Senators demand briefing on Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria 2020 Democrats push for gun control action at forum MORE (Del.) and Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanHillicon Valley: Senate passes bill to boost cyber help for agencies, businesses | Watchdog warns Energy Department failing to protect grid | FTC sues Match for allegedly conning users Senate approves bill to boost cyber assistance for federal agencies, private sector Democrats hit Scalia over LGBTQ rights MORE (N.H.) each posted photos on social media with the actor, who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration.

Evans, a Bostonian, posed with Markey for a photo in which the two held up a piece of paper that read "Congrats Pats!" The New England Patriots held a championship parade on Tuesday to commemorate the team's latest Super Bowl victory.

Evans also met with Coons, who joked on Twitter that the two discussed the properties of vibranium, a substance found in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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"We also talked about the good work he’s doing to get young Americans more engaged in civics, which is important, too," Coons added.

It's unclear why Evans was at the Capitol on Tuesday. National Journal reporter Zach Cohen reported that the movie star said he was on the Hill for "a project," but would not elaborate and said he was not staying for the State of the Union.

Evans is the nephew of former Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.), who lost a primary last year to Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOmar endorses Sanders presidential bid Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president Pennsylvania candidate would be first autistic woman elected to a state legislature MORE (D-Mass.).