Okay, but the funny part here (aside from Lilian), is that Cap does this ALL THE TIME in the comics. Like, this exchange. Even in the little bit I read, I saw it two or three times:
Villain: You won’t do the thing, you’re Captain America.
Cap: Nope. *indicates less morally upright companion* They will.
Which kind of suggests that Cap is less about moral uprightness and more about plausible deniability. ;)
That’s pretty damn American there
It’s deeper than that. Steve Rogers has no problem doing these things. But he has a big problem with Captain America doing these things. Because Steve is deeply, intimately aware of the fact that Cap is a symbol, rather than an identity. He’s a symbol of righteousness for people to aspire to and be inspired by.
And that symbol simply cannot kick people off buildings, because if Captain America started doing things like that he’d just be some other thug in long pajamas.
There was a while where Bucky was Captain America and Steve was Director of SHIELD and the very first thing Steve did was set up a secret Black-Ops group with one criminal (Eric O’Grady: Ant-man) and three individuals who regularly kill or mutilate people (Black Widow, Valkyrie, Moon Knight) because, and I quote, "I don’t have to be a symbol any more".