TIME politics

Yes, a U.S. Senate Candidate Dabbed at the California Debate

loretta sanchez dabbed california senate debate
Mark J. Terrill—AP California U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, right, speaks as fellow candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris listens during a debate, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Since this is 2016, no one should be surprised

U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez just brought the dab from the dance floor (or victory dance) to the debate stage.

Sanchez ran over the allotted time for her closing statement in the California Senate debate on Wednesday, and she struck a dab-like pose after the moderator made her finish. Her opponent, Kamala Harris, widened her eyes in surprise, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“So, there’s a clear difference between the candidates in this race,” Harris said, before launching into her own statement.

“There definitely is,” Sanchez responded.

For those unfamiliar with the move: The dab involves leaning the face into one’s elbow, sometimes while straightening the other arm. The California Panthers are into it, and once Jason DeRulo taught James Corden how to pull it off in a club (watch here if you’d also like to learn).

A Harris spokesperson tweeted afterwards: “Her dab was as weak as the rest of her debate performance.” A Sanchez spokesperson offered another explanation: “And this is why Millennials are supporting Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Senate.”

[LA Times]

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team