At the one-and-only California Senate debate on Wednesday night, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Ca.) did the dab ― a pose popularized by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
After ignoring the moderator’s repeated attempts to wrap up her closing remarks, the nine-term congresswoman finally stopped and struck the pose, which morphed from its hip-hop roots to an internet dance craze now most frequently associated with the Panthers player.
The move even gave the congresswoman’s opponent, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D), a start. According to the Los Angeles Times, Harris “bit her lip and looked to the audience, eyes wide,” before delivering some grade-A shade.
“So, there’s a clear difference between the candidates in this race,” Harris said.
Luis Vizcaino, a spokesman for Sanchez, suggested on Twitter that the move “is why Millennials are supporting Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate.”