Paul Ryan’s recent #sowhite selfie with his interns caused such a stir throughout the nation that it prompted one group to start a selfie war.
Paul Ryan Sets New Record for Number of White Capitol Hill Interns in a Single Selfie pic.twitter.com/vbtG2FcM5c— John Ferguson (@Fearguth) July 17, 2016
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) recently tweeted out the diverse photo that went viral of the Democratic interns with the hashtag #DemInternSelfie.
“[Speaker Ryan], in this day & age, there’s no excuse for not having diverse staff & interns,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) tweeted.
Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the House Democratic Conference Chairman followed Jackson’s lead and posted a photo on Twitter of his own group of diverse interns.
“Thank you to all my hard working #CapitolHill interns! We had a great group this summer. #BecerraSelfie,” he tweeted.
Paul Ryan’s white selfie proves that yet another Republican is blind when it comes to bringing people together from different races.
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