Dem posts photo of racially diverse interns after Ryan selfie controversy
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Democrats on Wednesday responded to a selfie taken by Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Krystal Ball issues warning to Biden supporters Saagar Enjeti: Crenshaw's conservatism will doom future of GOP MORE (R-Wis.) with the latest batch of Republican Capitol Hill interns that was widely criticized for its lack of diversity.


Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeYovanovitch impeachment testimony gives burst of momentum to Democrats Live coverage: Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies in public impeachment hearing Consequential GOP class of 1994 all but disappears MORE (D-Texas) tweeted out a photo of her party’s racially diverse 2016 interns, organized and taken by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and her staff.

The Instagram post from Ryan earlier this week quickly earned the ire of both lawmakers and voters, with many calling attention to the overwhelming number of white faces in the photo.

"[Speaker Ryan], in this day & age, there’s no excuse for not having diverse staff & interns,” tweeted Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).

House Democratic Conference Chairman Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Health Care: Democratic group to only endorse AG candidates who back abortion rights | Protect Our Care launches seven-figure ad buy to boost vulnerable Dems | California sues Juul California sues Juul for allegedly marketing to young people Overnight Energy: House Science Committee hits EPA with subpoenas | California sues EPA over Trump revoking emissions waiver | Interior disbands board that floated privatization at national parks MORE (D-Calif.) also tweeted a photo of his own diverse group of interns, thanking them for their hard work.

Others on Twitter were less subtle in their condemnation of Ryan:

This post has been corrected from an earlier version.