Health care

Dems slam lack of diversity in Pence- tweeted photo

Feb. 18,2017: Vice President Mike Pence.

Feb. 18,2017: Vice President Mike Pence.  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

A picture tweeted out by Vice President Mike Pence is drawing criticism from Democrats for its lack of diversity.

The photograph is of Pence and members of the House Freedom Caucus. There are about two dozen men in the photo and not a single woman or person of color.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., retweeted the picture and drew attention to its absence of women.

“A rare look inside the GOP’s women’s health caucus,” she wrote.  

A repeal of a maternity care requirement is among the concessions the Freedom Caucus is demanding in exchange for support of the bill.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.