"President Obama’s comments are disgraceful and inappropriate coming from someone who holds the highest office in the United States," Grimm added in the statement. "They provide a poor and inaccurate reflection of the American people he was elected to represent, and they must be rescinded."
Grimm's call for Obama to apologize falls in line with the GOP's overall response to the comments. Republicans in the past have capitalized on a somewhat tense relationship between Obama and Netanyahu on Paliestine and argued that Obama could be a better ally to Israel.
Over Twitter, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that Obama does not want to work with Israel so "let's elect someone who will."