Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox says his wife has warned their 17-year-old son: "If you dab during the inauguration I WILL kill you"

By Tierney McAfee
January 04, 2017 02:28 PM
C-SPAN

Sometimes a little dab will land you in a lot of trouble.

The son of Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall found that out the hard way when the 17-year-old was grounded for attempting the “dabbing” dance move during a photo-op with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, following the U.S. House of Representatives’ swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol.

While Ryan may still be confused by the waning (or possibly resurgent?) Internet craze first popularized by NFL star Cam Newton, at least one parent in politics is wise to the trend — and has warned her teenage son that there will be absolutely no dabbing on Inauguration Day.

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted Wednesday — prior to the inauguration of Gov. Gary Herbert — that his wife warned their 17-year-old son: “If you dab during the inauguration I WILL kill you.”

Like Cox’s wife, Ryan also seems unamused by political dabbing — which according to GQ is “very much over,” especially after the Loretta Sánchez Senate debate incident.

A befuddled Ryan shot down Tuesday’s dab attack by asking Marshall’s son, “Do you want to put your hand down?” and “Are you going to sneeze?”

The teen giggled at the time, but it was his father who got the last laugh when he tweeted: “Just so you know @SpeakerRyan: He’s grounded.”

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