After losing one of his eyes while fighting in Afghanistan, former Navy SEAL and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) got the chance to show “The Avengers” star Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in the film franchise, his glass eye, which features the superhero’s crest.
“When Captain America sees your Captain America glass eye. #merica,” Crenshaw tweeted Friday evening along with a close-up of his glass eye and a photo of him and the actor chatting in his congressional office.
Take a look:
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 8, 2019
Evans later retweeted the congressman, adding a reference from “The Avengers” movies.
“A VERY cool use of vibranium,” the actor wrote.
See his reply:
A VERY cool use of vibranium https://t.co/zv5L9hqqTl
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 9, 2019
Evans was on Capitol Hill this week to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers about a variety of issues, including education, criminal justice reform, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). According to The Hill, a spokesperson for the actor added that he is “working on a civics engagement project” but did not elaborate.
Evans also visited Congress last month to meet with Democratic legislators ahead of President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address. The actor has made it clear he isn’t a big fan of the president, but he has nonetheless refrained from criticizing his supporters.
“Not everyone who voted for Trump is going to be some horrible bigot,” Evans said in an interview in 2017. “There are a lot of people in that middle.”
Crenshaw, on the other hand, burst to fame when “Saturday Night Live” cracked a joke about his eye patch ahead of his 2018 midterm election win. The then-soon-to-be congressman handled the incident with grace by repeatedly taking the high road in response and even appearing on the show afterward to make amends.
He later reflected on his “SNL” cameo and said he felt like it was “the right thing to do.”