The trip included a reported meeting with senators in Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) office. The meeting covered topics including military recruitment and the XFL, a football league partially owned by Johnson, according to Durbin’s office. Durbin’s office also confirmed that the meeting was organized by Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-Mont.) office.
“We talked to a potential new recruit today… and we think he will pass the fitness test,” reads a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, from the U.S. Capitol Police, featuring a photo of uniformed officers. “#JoinUSCapitolPolice”
Johnson was also seen with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). A video caught Schumer quipping about the movie star’s large and muscular figure.
“Who do you think’s bigger and tougher?” Schumer said in the video, appearing to pose for a photo with Johnson.
In 2020, Johnson endorsed President Biden in his bid for the White House. It was his first public presidential endorsement.
“I thought it was a great and extremely productive conversation that we had, and as a registered Independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Sen. Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president of our United States,” Johnson said at the time.