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Actor Chris Evans has been hanging around Capitol Hill for a mystery project — but one photo tweeted by Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw sent a Twitter mob gunning for Captain America.
National Journal senate correspondent Zach Cohen caught up with Evans in early February, but “The Avengers” star was tight-lipped about what he was actually doing in the nation’s capitol.
— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) February 5, 2019
On Friday, Crenshaw posted two photos: one of himself with the man who brought Captain America to life and one showing his own glass eye — which is made to look like the Marvel hero’s shield.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 8, 2019
Evans responded by sharing the photos along with the comment, “A VERY cool use of vibranium.”
A VERY cool use of vibranium https://t.co/zv5L9hqqTl
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 9, 2019
Before long, Evans was taking blows from his critics on Twitter — most of whom appeared to have a problem with Crenshaw’s politics.
We do not stan Dapper Nazis, Chris. pic.twitter.com/rK0mUQizlD
— Clarkisha Kent: This One Lady (@IWriteAllDay_) March 9, 2019
you should've maybe considered googling this dude first
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) March 9, 2019
Captain America actor Chris Evans posts a lighthearted photo with Dan Crenshaw, and half the replies are verified leftists calling him a Nazi https://t.co/kccmtztF3J
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) March 9, 2019
But as some pointed out, it was encouraging to see people who don’t necessarily agree politically still be capable of friendly conversation.
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) March 9, 2019
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 9, 2019