Jeffries drops Naughty by Nature reference in nominating Pelosi

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesHouse chairman: Pompeo not complying with impeachment inquiry Sunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight Top House Democrat: 'We have Trump appointees who are clearly unnerved by the lawlessness of this president' MORE (N.Y.) on Thursday during the first session of the new Congress rose to nominate Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden on impeachment: 'I'm the only reason' it's happening Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision Rand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter 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 CheneyFurious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision Five ways Trump's Syria decision spells trouble MORE (R-Wyo.) then proceeded to nominate Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyFurious Republicans prepare to rebuke Trump on Syria Five ways Trump's Syria decision spells trouble The Hill's Morning Report — Arrest of Giuliani associates triggers many questions MORE (R-Calif.), who served as majority leader during the 115th Congress.

Pelosi will be officially elected Speaker later on Thursday.