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A congressman's son dabbed during an official swearing-in photo. Yes, he's in trouble.


UPDATE 1/4 3:00 p.m. EST: 

Cal Marshall, the 17-year-old son of newly-elected Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS), is grounded after 'dabbing' during his father's swearing-in ceremony (and thoroughly confusing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan). 

Marshall later tweeted out that his son is grounded. It's unknown if he's serious. 

Original story

Getting sworn in as a federal lawmaker is a pretty big deal, but a Kansas representative's son decided not to take the occasion overly serious. 

After the 115th Congress was sworn in Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan began taking photos with members and their families. 

As Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall placed his hand on the Bible for the photo op, his son put his arm up to dab. Dabbing was made popular by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

But the move really confused Ryan, who looked at the young man and asked, "You alright?" 

“I’m alright,” the teen responded, while still dabbing. 

“Do you want...can you put your hand down?" Ryan said in return. 

The teen quickly put his hand down and apologized. Then Ryan asked him, "Were you going to sneeze? Is that it?" 

The teen smiled at the camera and replied, "Yeah." 

Tuesday night, Ryan tweeted saying he still doesn't get what dabbing is all about.

Marshall also tweeted, assuring Ryan the teen is grounded for the incident. 

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He May be grounded but he was all of us in that moment.


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