Senator Josh Hawley echoed Steube's view and demanded the same.
"There need to be consequences here. WHO has sided with China Communist Party against the world in this pandemic", he said in another tweet.
World Health Organization chief has faced criticism for praising China's leadership for its "determination to end the new coronavirus outbreak".
The message was quickly taken up by various Chinese ambassadors, who seem to have discovered Twitter as a channel to propagate Beijing's official point of view.
Ghebreyesus had gone to China in January to meet President Xi and a WHO team comprising of global health experts was working in the country.
When he visited China in January, Tedros praised the nation's "seriousness" and "transparency" in tackling the outbreak.
"We should be cooperating at a time when China has learned a lot about this virus, and instead we're engaging in this name-calling", said Stephen A. Orlins, president of the National Committee on U.S.
Washington is justified in criticizing Beijing for covering up the early stages of the outbreak by concealing reports of the virus and detaining doctors who sounded early alarms, according to China experts.
U.S. is new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic
The virus has killed more than 21,000 people around the world after it was first identified in central China in late December. In the United Arab Emirates, authorities announced an overnight weekend lockdown and used drones to tell people to stay home.