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Paul Ryan took a super white selfie with Capitol Hill interns


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted this selfie to Instagram over the weekend.

I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.

A photo posted by Speaker Paul Ryan (@speakerryan) on

Notice anything about it? Maybe something missing?

Yeah. It's noticeably vanilla.

Some posted contrasting selfies:

But it's not just a Republican problem. That picture included interns from both parties, since they were at a lecture for Congressional summer interns. The attendees were apparently picked by lottery.

The demographic numbers for interns are unclear, but only 7.1% of senior Senate staff are nonwhite.

Interested in interning in Congress? Start here.

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Paul Ryan took a super white selfie with Capitol Hill interns

Dana Brown

Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.

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