There seems to be a rivalry brewing in Washington, D.C., between House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) over the perceived ethnic diversity among their respective parties’ interns.
On Sunday, Ryan posted a photo on his official Instagram account of the newest group of Republican interns on Capitol Hill.
It’s a smiley group for sure, but pundits also noticed the lack of diversity in the photo of staffers.
Yes, it’s a mighty light-skinned crew. A few other prominent Democrats commented in their own way.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Lee’s official Twitter page posted a photo of the latest batch of Democratic House interns and it appears that the more diverse interns in the crowd were pushed farther up to the front. The photo was taken by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and her staff, showing the group extending up the Capitol steps.
It’s important to the Democrats that the diversity narrative is pushed, of course, to counter the Republicans’ perceived lack thereof, but now we wonder how Ryan will counter Lee’s photo.
Maybe he’ll show off his collection of Coldplay vinyl.
SOURCE: Craig Hlavaty
Houston Chronicle, Chron.com