Dwayne JohnsonHe’s getting acquainted with Capitol Hill, and while he’s not running for president — or any other office yet — he’s meeting with U.S. senators to talk football and the military.
The Rock was in DC on Wednesday for a call with several top lawmakers, reportedly about boosting recruitment in the armed forces and the XFL… which he owns.
Dwayne met with senators Susan Collins, Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham, Mark Kelly, Jon Tester And Todd Young …along with its XFL CEO Danny Garcia.
Senator Tester is the mastermind behind the meeting and he told reporters that Dwayne will advocate for people to join the military. Senator Collins had no qualms about going out… while she raved about The Rock’s following and admitted she wanted to take lots of photos with the movie star.
During Dwayne’s visit to Capitol Hill, he also shook hands with the U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer …and he took a photo with Capitol police officers.
The Army, Navy and Air Force are reportedly falling short of their recruitment goals… and it appears some senators believe The Rock has the influence to convince more young people to sign up.
Dwayne’s visit also follows him being approached by political parties about a possible run for president.
For now, Dwayne says he’s staying on the political sidelines — he’s open to reconsideration in the future — because right now he wants to spend time with his kids.
In the meantime, it never hurts to squeeze in a few reps on the hill.