House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that the Republican effort to dismantle Obamacare is like a zombie rising from the dead.

"While we were happy on the day that the bill was pulled again, we must be ever vigilant. They are talking about doing it next year," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. "It's like a zombie. It keeps rising up and we have to keep putting a stake in its heart."

Zombie experts seem to agree that the way to kill a zombie is to cut off its head or shoot it in the head, while a stake through the heart is a remedy for vampires.

"We are always prepared to protect our care," Pelosi said, adding that Republicans "wasted a month" on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill that failed earlier in the week.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the bill would not receive a vote by the Sept. 30 deadline, but Republicans, including President Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., say the bill will be revived in the coming months or next year.

Trump also repeatedly said Wednesday that Senate Republicans have the votes to pass the legislation with 51 votes even though the bill's struggles within the conference.