Jeffries drops Naughty by Nature reference in nominating Pelosi

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesTop Dem: 'Certainly a possibility' that Congress will call Barr, Mueller to testify publicly Omar controversies shadow Dems at AIPAC Pelosi rejects any classified briefings on Mueller report MORE (N.Y.) on Thursday during the first session of the new Congress rose to nominate Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Omar controversies shadow Dems at AIPAC Five things to watch as AIPAC conference kicks off 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 CheneyGOP lawmakers: House leaders already jockeying for leadership contests Pentagon: Trump's 'cost plus 50' plan hasn't been discussed with Europe Liz Cheney: Dems are 'enabling anti-Semitism' MORE (R-Wyo.) then proceeded to nominate Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse leaders need to modernize Congress for the sake of America Overnight Energy: McConnell tees up vote on Green New Deal | Centrist Dems pitch alternative to plan | House Republican likens Green New Deal to genocide | Coca-Cola reveals it uses 3M tons of plastic every year House GOP lawmaker says Green New Deal is like genocide MORE (R-Calif.), who served as majority leader during the 115th Congress.

Pelosi will be officially elected Speaker later on Thursday.