Netflix's The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, is enjoying massive success.
The three hour epic scored nine Academy Award nominations along with countless other accolades.
It even just got a shoutout during a historic moment in Congress.
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) argued to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate—a culmination of months of impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives—the Speaker hearkened back to a quote from Trump's infamous phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
As the two leaders discussed congressionally approved aid to Ukraine, Trump said that he'd like Zelensky to "do us a favor though."
The conversation then turned to the investigations Trump wanted Ukraine to announce, including investigations into Trump's potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden and into conspiracy theories regarding Ukraine's role in 2016 election interference.
"'Do me a favor?' Do you paint houses too? What is this? 'Do me a favor.'"Watch below.
In the mafia drama The Irishman, "painting houses" is code for being a contract killer, like Robert De Niro's hitman character in the film.
The Trump administration has frequently been compared to a mob operation, especially with recent revelations that associates of the President's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, were stalking a U.S. ambassador, hoping to remove her and pave the way for using military aid as leverage to spur investigations.
Lev Parnas and GOP congressional candidate Robert Hyde—the two who discussed Yovanovitch's movements—have both dismissed the texts, saying that Hyde was just drunk and not to be taken seriously.
The Ukrainian government has since launched an investigation into the possible efforts to track Yovanovitch. The State Department in the U.S. has yet to comment on any of these developments.
Despite the sinister tactics employed by Trump allies and mobsters alike, Pelosi's allusion still took people by surprise.
Guys, Pelosi just made a reference to the Irishman on the House floor.— Mike Cerulli (@Mike Cerulli)1579111282.0
Nancy Pelosi!! What a bad ass!! She quotes from “The Irishman” at Trumps impeachment hearing. Way to go, Nancy!!… https://t.co/DtBg9InHqH— Barbara H (@Barbara H)1579129958.0
Nancy Pelosi just asked Trump, “Do you paint houses, too?” Congratulations Martin Scorsese—Nancy saw The Irishman!— Jeremy Fassler (@Jeremy Fassler)1579111246.0
nancy pelosi impeached a criminal president and still had time to watch the irishman gully— pfire☔Baby I Could Never Steal You From Another (@pfire☔Baby I Could Never Steal You From Another)1579135410.0
But the Speaker is far from the first to draw similarities between the Trump administration and the mob.
As a former mafia prosecutor, this sure sounds like a mob hit was being planned on a public servant in a foreign co… https://t.co/HqzZpLSRWj— Mimi Rocah (@Mimi Rocah)1579052479.0
Your daily reminder that all this ends with the discovery that Trump was a big-time money launderer for the Russian… https://t.co/A4Qx8oZHXK— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)1578622924.0
I feel like we all knew that Trump was involved in organized crime, and either no one cared or his supporters saw t… https://t.co/m1rQWOAo1T— Heidi (@Heidi)1579094284.0
Hopefully the truth isn't sleeping with the fishes just yet.