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Pence tweeted an all-male photo of health care talks, and it didn’t go unnoticed

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WASHINGTON — A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the GOP health care bill that was tweeted out by Vice President Mike Pence is drawing criticism from Democrats.

The photo shows Pence at the center of a conference table during negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus. About two dozen men can be seen in the photo and not a single woman.

Senator Patty Murray of Washington drew attention to the absence of women in the room by retweeting the photo and sarcastically adding, ‘‘A rare look inside the GOP’s women’s health caucus.’’

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

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