Denzel Washington shows up at U.S. Capitol, excites the Hill

Credit: Mark Wilson

Credit: Mark Wilson

Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington surprised some in the Russell and Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

The Washington Post reported that the 63-year-old was in the nation's capital to speak with senators about Boys & Girls Club of America. He is a longtime national spokesman for the organization.

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Washington met with Sen. John Neely Kennedy, R-La., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Although the specifics of the conversations are not clear, Booker said Washington was advocating for the Boys & Girls Club.

"Today I had the opportunity to discuss the great work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America w 1 of my favorite actors, Denzel Washington," Kennedy said on Twitter. "The Boys & Girls Clubs of Louisiana serve more than 24,000 kids, & empower them to reach their full potential as responsible & caring citizens." reported that Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., also met with Washington.

Others in the building caught the actor walking through the Senate subway, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

Later that day, Washington attended a ceremony honoring Malachi Haynes, who was named the organization's National Youth of the Year.

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