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Democratic Intern Selfie 2016

The Difference Between the Political Parties' Intern Classes Is Striking

Over the weekend, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted a photo of the Republican house interns to Instagram. It doesn't take a detective to understand why people were outraged by the photo: the room was overwhelmingly populated with white people. Ryan didn't seem to notice the lack of diversity, and the picture prompted backlash and criticism.

In response to Speaker Ryan's selfie, Eddie Bernice Johnson, a congresswoman from Texas, tweeted her own selfie of the Democratic interns. With just a glance, it's clear that the Democratic intern group is obviously more diverse. Other Democratic congressmen also posted pictures to demonstrate the disparity between intern classes, and Chairman of the House Democrats Xavier Becerra, even shared a photo thanking his interns.

Image Source: Twitter user RepEBJ
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