“Well, I don’t want to make any comments about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But he has been fined $300,000 dollars by the Ethics Committee, you’d think he’d consider that a big mistake … Since you brought up my name in association with him as the ‘dumbest thing’ he ever did, I think there’s plenty of stiff competition for that honor, as far as his activities go.”

Pelosi said she didn’t regret appearing in the ad with the former House Speaker.

“No, I’m not turning my back on the need for us to address the climate crisis in the world,” Pelosi said. “I hope he isn’t either.”