Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Democratic Interns Respond To Paul Ryan With Their Own Selfie

In the face of the blinding whiteness of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s selfie with a crop of Capitol Hill interns, a group of Democratic interns stopped shielding their eyes long enough to take their own photos. And well, they pretty much speak for themselves.

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) posted the series of photos on Facebook and Twitter, thanking summer interns Audra Jackson, Omar Al-Hendy, and Erik Daniels for making it happen.

Ryan (R-WI) posted the original selfie four days ago with the caption “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.” Most of the 8,000+ comments had to do with the disarming homogeneity and sparked hashtags #InternsSoWhite and #GOPSoWhite.

Democrats, meanwhile, set out to prove the opposite. “Interns from Democratic Congressional offices wanted to show America how diverse the future of our party is,” Johnson wrote.

My intern Audra Jackson led Democratic Interns in their own selfie 2day showing

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