House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed on Monday some Republicans' use of her likeness to fundraise, saying, "I couldn't care less."
Pelosi shot back at Republican political committees, which have used her name and picture to raise money over the past week, since the House passed healthcare legislation to send to President Barack Obama's desk for signature.
"I couldn't care less," Pelosi said following a speech at a San Francisco Senior Center, where she touted the benefits of the health bill.
"Actually, I should thank them," she quickly added. "It really helps me with my fundraising."
The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a "Fire Pelosi" campaign on its website since the health bill's passage, which features the speaker in front of a fiery background. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) had also launched a similar campaign in October, and used her name on a series of parody fundraising emails this cycle.
The speaker struck a dismissive pose toward the GOP fundraisers on Monday before returning to Washington to attend Obama's signing of a bill making final fixes to the healthcare bill.
"It's so unimportant to me that I don't have time to think of it," she said. "They tried it in 2006, they tried it in 2008, and it shows their intellectual bankruptcy."