House Speaker Paul Ryan was confused by a teen boy dabbing during his father's Congressional swearing in ceremony, asking "Are you gonna sneeze?"
Ryan was clearly perturbed by the movement and asked Marshall's son, "You alright?" to which the boy nodded.
Still distracted, Ryan insisted, "Are you gonna sneeze, is that it?"
The boy, finally realizing Ryan wasn't going to let him get through the whole photo op dabbing, dropped his arms with an obvious grin on his face.
Twitter cracked up at Ryan's ignorance as well as the teen's audacity, citing everything from deep embarrassment to admiration for the bold stunt.
Rep. Roger Marshall being sworn in while son dabs holding a Bible..— Mariam Amini (@mariamamini) January 3, 2017
Ryan: Are you alright?
Rep. Marshall: He is sneezing
Oh wow plot twist I have to devote my life to the Rep. Roger Marshall's son now. What a way to go. https://t.co/FWHcpNyRNc— Jon Schneidman (@RealSchneidman) January 3, 2017
@cspanJeremy I feel second hand embarrassment so strongly.— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) January 3, 2017
it took serious balls to hold this dab as long as he did. https://t.co/euAw6g9Jz6— greg (@gregimus_) January 3, 2017
that dweeb trying to dab & stopping because paul ryan told him to is a national embarrassment— LYDIA BrrrELL™ (@LydiaBurrell) January 3, 2017
did this kid really dab on paul ryan ??? https://t.co/JKUbDae4FV— happy honda days (@rillawafers) January 3, 2017
Whether the teen intended the gesture as a political statement, a protest, or a prank remains to be seen. But as the GOP takes the majority in the government, with promises to crack down on the civil rights of many Americans, the internet will be getting some vindictive enjoyment out of Ryan's awkward flub.
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