Kansas congressman's son 'dabs' during swearing in

Published: Jan. 3, 2017 at 4:27 PM CST
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For many young people "dabbing" is a sign of celebration. But for the son of a Kansas congressman, it may mean punishment.

When Dr. Roger Marshall, congressman for Kansas's first congressional district, was sworn-in on Tuesday. It was his son who caught everyone's attention - with a "dab".

The gesture led to some questions from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Marshall's son said that he needed to sneeze at the time.

Marshall responded to the incident on Twitter saying his son will be "grounded" for the incident.

Marshall beat republican incumbent Tim Huelskamp in the August primary for Kansas' first district. He went on to win the seat in November's election.

Marshall joins Lynn Jenkins, Kevin Yoder, and Mike Pompeo as Kansas' delegation to the house.

It is unlikely Pompeo will be in congress for much longer. While he was been sworn in, he is expected to leave his post to serve as the next CIA director.

Once he officially steps down, Governor Sam Brownback will then call a special election to fill Pompeo's seat.