What was Chris Evans doing on Capitol Hill?

Actor Chris Evans.
Actor Chris Evans.(Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press/file 2016)

Not everyone headed into the city for the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl parade Tuesday — and that includes two noteworthy Pats fans.

Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, posted to social media Tuesday a photo of himself and actor Chris Evans (a Sudbury native) holding a sign that said “Congrats Pats!”

“We couldn’t be in Boston celebrating the #PatriotsParade with the greatest fans in the world but @ChrisEvans and I share our @Patriots pride for the GOAT,” Markey wrote on Twitter, hashtagging the photo #WeGotEverything.

Markey wasn’t the only senator to whom Evans seemingly paid a visit. Senator Maggie Hassan, a New Hampshire Democrat, Senator Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, and Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, tweeted photos of themselves with Evans, with Coons writing that he and Evans “talked about the good work” the actor is “doing to get young Americans more engaged in civics.”


National Journal Senate correspondent Zachary Cohen tweeted that he ran into Evans on Capitol Hill and that the actor told him he was “working on a project, but can’t get into too many details.”

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