Jeffries drops Naughty by Nature reference in nominating Pelosi

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesBlack Caucus sees power grow with new Democratic majority New Dem caucus chairman: Some wall is good, but not new wall Jeffries drops Naughty by Nature reference in nominating Pelosi MORE (N.Y.) on Thursday during the first session of the new Congress rose to nominate Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiVeterans groups demand end to shutdown: 'Get your act together' On The Money: Shutdown Day 25 | Dems reject White House invite for talks | Leaders nix recess with no deal | McConnell blocks second House Dem funding bill | IRS workers called back for tax-filing season | Senate bucks Trump on Russia sanctions Overnight Defense: Trump faces blowback over report he discussed leaving NATO | Pentagon extends mission on border | Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (D-Calif.) as the next Speaker.

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“House Democrats are down with NDP, Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi, the once and future Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” he said on the floor in what appeared to be a reference to a 1990s Naughty by Nature song, "Down with OPP."

Jeffries, who is often discussed as a future Speaker, was met with roaring applause from the left side of the chamber.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyKing rips GOP leadership after criticism over 'white supremacist' remarks House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King Des Moines Register calls on Steve King to resign MORE (R-Wyo.) then proceeded to nominate Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King House passes resolution condemning white nationalism Latest funding bill to reopen the government fails in House MORE (R-Calif.), who served as majority leader during the 115th Congress.

Pelosi will be officially elected Speaker later on Thursday.