In case you hadn’t already heard, Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel has announced that he’s bucking his own tradition and will not be shaking the president’s hand tonight:

A senior House Democrat well known for securing a prime center aisle seat to shake the president’s hand at joint sessions of Congress announced Tuesday he won’t follow the tradition for President Trump.

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said in a House floor speech early Tuesday afternoon that he won’t be making the bipartisan gesture when Trump walks down the center aisle toward the dais to deliver his speech.

It’ll be the first time in Engel’s 29 years serving in the House that he won’t stake out a coveted center aisle seat.

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why does this matter? Do I really care?”

Not so fast … according to NBC News Capitol Hill producer Alex Moe, this is “BIG”:

So very BIG, you guys.

Is Engel being petty and childish? Yes. Is this really a major scoop? Hardly.