(CNN) - Some Republicans took issue with an off-color tweet by the Democratic National Committee's executive director on Thursday, immediately following the Supreme Court's announced decision to uphold the federal health care law.
"It's constitutional. Bitches," Patrick Gaspard wrote on Twitter.
Thirty minutes later, the DNC official, who once served as the White House political director under President Barack Obama, offered a semi-clarification.
However, that didn't stop a snowballing uproar to play out on Twitter. As of Thursday mid-afternoon, the message had been re-tweeted more than 1,650 times, with both positive and negative reactions.
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus called on his counterpart, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to condemn the remarks.
The RNC's press secretary, Kirsten Kukowski, also responded to the tweet, calling it "inappropriate."
Earlier, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the body in charge of getting Republicans elected to the House, quickly re-tweeted Gaspard's original tweet, coupled with its own message.
Others, however, were slightly more amused by Gaspard's remark. Here's a smattering:
The DNC did not have an official comment.