- The Washington Times - Friday, January 13, 2017

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan sought Thursday to clear up the record on his familiarity with the “dab” dance move.

‘I actually do know what a dab is, just for the record. It is this,” the Wisconsin Republican said during a CNN town hall before striking the pose, which has been likened to a sneezing gesture into an elbow.

Mr. Ryan was caught off guard earlier this month at the swearing-in ceremony of House members after Rep. Roger Marshall’s son Cal decided to use the moment to strike the dabbing pose during the Kansas lawmaker’s official photo.

It generated an awkward interaction in which Mr. Ryan stared at the young man, asked if he was all right and asked whether he was going to sneeze.

“Just finished swearing-in photos,” Mr. Ryan said on Twitter after the ceremony. “Nearly 300 members. Countless cute kids. Still don’t get what dabbing is, though.”

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