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 RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge 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 LeeBest shot at narrowing racial homeownership gap at risk, progressives say Youth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Gears begin to shift in Congress on stalled Biden agenda 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 BecerraKamala Harris engages with heckler during New York speech The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat FDA proposes rule to offer over-the-counter hearing aids 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.