Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has called for rocker Ted Nugent to apologize after he called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel.”

"Ted Nugent's derogatory description of President Obama is offensive and has no place in politics. He should apologize," Paul tweeted late Thursday.

Paul tweeted his response after fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz earlier sought to distance himself from the comments during an interview with CNN.

“You’ve never heard me say such a thing and nor would I,” Cruz said. “I will note, there are reasons Ted Nugent — people listen to him, which is that he has been fighting passionately for Second Amendment rights.”