Chris Evans talks NATO, Marvel secrets on Capitol Hill
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Actor Chris Evans met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill discussing everything from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to Marvel secrets, according to a series of Tuesday tweets. 

Evans, who is best known for playing Captain American in multiple Marvel films, quipped that he and Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottAuthor Ryan Girdusky: RNC worked best when highlighting 'regular people' as opposed to 'standard Republicans' Now is the time to renew our focus on students and their futures GOP lobbyists pleasantly surprised by Republican convention MORE (R-S.C.) would both “turn to dust” if Scott revealed any secrets from the upcoming Avengers film that the pair discussed. 

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"If you repeat the secrets I told you about Endgame, Marvel will make sure we BOTH turn to dust," Evans quipped, referencing the fate of multiple characters at the end of "Avengers Infinity War."

Scott said the pair discussed topics including education, bipartisanship and criminal justice reform. 

 

Evans also discussed NATO with Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischWhy the US should rely more on strategy, not sanctions Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Senators blast Turkey's move to convert Hagia Sophia back into a mosque MORE (R-Idaho). 

"Enjoyed talking to @chrisevans about NATO & why it is so important," Risch tweeted, joking "The news of this political-military alliance shocked him since he missed the 70 years after WWII."

 

Evans met with Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump rollbacks could add 1.8 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions over 15 years: analysis | Intensifying natural disasters do little to move needle on climate efforts | Experts warn wildfire smoke could worsen COVID-19 GAO report finds brokers offered false info on coverage for pre-existing conditions Democrats back away from quick reversal of Trump tax cuts MORE (D-Mich.) and Rep. Stacey PlaskettStacey PlaskettDOJ rejects statehood for Puerto Rico — so do Puerto Ricans Bottom line Biden rolls out over a dozen congressional endorsements after latest primary wins MORE (D-Virgin Islands). Plaskett said he interviewed her. 

 

A strategist for Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul says he can't judge 'guilt or innocence' in Breonna Taylor case Overnight Health Care: Health officials tell public to trust in science | Despair at CDC under Trump influence | A new vaccine phase 3 trial starts Health officials tell public to trust in science MORE (R-Ky.) indicated that Paul's office would also be interested in discussing bipartisanship with the movie star, and Evans said he would be open to coordinating a discussion. 

"Hey Chris, we’ve got lots of bipartisanship over here with @RandPaul too, stop on by," strategist Doug Stafford tweeted. 

"Would love to. Shoot me a dm," Evans replied.  

 

A spokesperson for Evans said he is "working on a civics engagement project" but did not offer further details. 

Evans also visited the Capitol last month and met with Democratic senators ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE's State of the Union address. Evans's uncle is former Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.), who lost a 2018 primary to Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyFauci, Black Lives Matter founders included on Time's 100 Most Influential People list Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' Pressley applauded on House floor after moving speech on living with alopecia MORE (D-Mass.).