Democratic interns respond to Paul Ryan's speaker selfie

Controversial selfie sparked backlash earlier this week

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WASHINGTON – Democratic interns took to the steps of Capitol Hill on Tuesday to pose for a selfie.

Audra Jackson, an intern for U.S. Rep. E.B. Johnson, snapped the photo, which Johnson later posted to her Twitter page.

The tweet has more than 7,000 retweets as of Thursday.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan posted a selfie on Sunday of some White House interns that had many people commenting about a lack of diversity in the photo.

“I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie,” Ryan captioned the photo.

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