The Rock Visits Washington to Help with Military Recruitment

( – Bodybuilder, actor, and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson paid a visit to Washington D.C. earlier this month where he went to the US Capitol to meet with several senators and then to the Pentagon to meet with military service members and discuss options to boost recruitment.

The meeting took place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and was organized by Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois hosted the meeting in his office. Various other senators from both parties attended, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine, and Todd Young of Indiana. Some of the other Democratic senators include Mark Kelly of Arizona and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Johnson also reportedly met with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Kelly, a former Navy combat pilot and astronaut, told reporters that he’s spent “some of the best times” in his life “in the military,” which he described as “a great career” that “leads to a lot of opportunities” afterward. Kelly added that he and other lawmakers across the aisle have been “discussing” how to “tell stories” to generate more interest in the military, and that Johnson is “a guy that can do that.”

The Arizona senator pointed out that the wrestler-turned-actor can reach “600 million people” internationally and that he’s “trying to come up with ideas” to “improve military recruiting.”

Johnson also visited Capitol Police, who posted a photo with the actor on social media with a caption that quipped the department “talked to a potential new recruit” that they think “will pass the fitness test,” referencing Johnson’s physique. Some of the roles taken on by Johnson include veterans in war and action movies, such as “Walking Tall” in 2004 and 2018’s “Skyscraper.”

Recently, Johnson admitted that various political parties have approached him and asked him whether or not he would run for president following a survey that found 46% of voters would cast their ballot for Johnson.

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