Right-wing members of Congress were quick to criticize his appearance and made their thoughts known on Twitter. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas and Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb. both asserted the president should be concerned with other issues than satirical comedy.
Instead of wasting time with a parody interview, he should be focusing on finding answers re: #Benghazi— Randy Weber (@TXRandy14) March 11, 2014
The President jokes w/ Zach Galifianakis about #Obamacare, but still won't meet w/ Republicans to discuss commonsense healthcare solutions— Rep. Adrian Smith (@RepAdrianSmith) March 11, 2014
Bill O'Reilly took to his show to criticize Obama for his flippant television appearance.
"If [Jay] Carney Funny or die -- fine. But the President of the United States?" said O'Reilly, "All I can tell you is Abe Lincoln would not have done it."