It was a special moment for Dr. Roger Marshall, the freshman congressman from Kansas. It was his moment of triumph.
And then his son, Cal Marshall, decided to be cute and ruin everything.
Marshall, a medical doctor, is one of many new Republican faces in the House of Representatives.
Last week, Speaker Paul Ryan swore in Marshall and a number of other freshman legislators.
Marshall gave the honor of holding the Bible used for the swearing-in to his son.
But Cal had plans to make a joke of the ceremony.
As his father and Ryan raised their hands and turned toward the cameras, the boy began “dabbing.”
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) January 4, 2017
The dab is a dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture that has been noted to resemble sneezing.As a Sports Illustrated article about the phenomenon described the dab, “The dance is pretty simple; one leans in to their elbow like they’re sneezing.”
Speaker Ryan was momentarily confused by the action, and told Cal to lower his arm unless he needed to sneeze.
Humorous as some found the gesture, the timing was inappropriate.
Rep. Roger Marshall agreed, and promised Speaker Ryan via Twitter that Cal had been grounded.
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) January 3, 2017
H/T The Resurgent