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 TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE's State of the Union address.

Democratic Sens. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment Democrats hit Facebook over gun sales on platform Kennedy, Markey neck-and-neck in Massachusetts primary: poll MORE (Mass.), Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsDemocratic senators ask DOJ watchdog to expand Giuliani probe Graham warned Pentagon chief about consequences of Africa policy: report Democrats fear rule of law crumbling under Trump MORE (Del.) and Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanDemocratic senators ask FDA to ban device used to shock disabled students State officials press Congress for more resources to fight cyberattacks Sanders says NH Democratic senators were wrong to back Trump's USMCA 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 PressleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus | Pence taps career official to coordinate response | Dems insist on guardrails for funding Bill banning menthol in cigarettes divides Democrats, with some seeing racial bias Progressive Democrat confronts Rep. Cuellar at parade, calls for him to debate her: report MORE (D-Mass.).