Posted by Mike Riopell on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:29

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a Highland Park Republican, posted a photo on Twitter Wednesday with stoner comedy star Seth Rogen, who was in Washington, D.C. to testify about the need to keep fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

Rogen tweeted back, saying: “(P)leasure meeting you. Why did you leave before my speech? Just curious.”

Kirk responded that he had a meeting with space hero and Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell but watched Rogen’s testimony later. “Keep in touch,” Kirk said.

Rogen, who needled most of the Senate committee he testified before for leaving early, responded: “(S)ymbolically, it hurts the cause to see that many empty seats. Wish you hung around. Nice meeting you.”

Kirk later posted a photo of Lovell introducing him to Adler Planetarium President Michelle Larson.

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