A commemorative picture in Congress is no place for “dabbing,” according to House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Wisconsin Republican shut down a young man’s attempts Tuesday to pull off the popular hand gesture.
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) January 3, 2017
After being sworn into the new Congress Tuesday, Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall (R) paused to take a photo with his family and Ryan when the newly reelected Speaker stopped short as Marshall’s raised his arm toward his face.
The Hill reports,
The dab, a dance move popularized by celebrities like Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the rap group Migos, includes someone places his or her head near one raised elbow. It appeared that Marshall’s youngest son attempted to dab during the photo, confusing Ryan.
Ryan can be heard in the video asking if the young man was all right.
“Do you want to put your hand down?” Ryan asks. “Are you going to sneeze?”
After the photo, Marshall’s son laughed. Ryan patted him on the shoulder and said, “Don’t worry about it.”
Later on Tuesday, Marshall tweeted that he had grounded his son.
And Ryan tweeted that while he saw “countless cute kids” on Tuesday, he still doesn’t “get what dabbing is.”
Just finished swearing-in photos. Nearly 300 members. Countless cute kids. Still don’t get what dabbing is, though. pic.twitter.com/E2hFgyPYZT
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
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