GOP lawmakers say Trump wrong to criticize Biden in Japan

Two Republican lawmakers in blue states chided President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades MORE during the Memorial Day holiday for attacking former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Buttigieg 'doesn't have significant black support even in his own city' Biden: 'I'd add' Warren to my list of potential VP picks How can top Democrats run the economy with no business skill? MORE during a four-day state visit to Japan.

“Wrong for @POTUS Trump to criticize @JoeBiden in Japan and to agree with Kim Jong-unKim Jong UnKim Jong Un cannot afford to fail again Trump: North Korea's Kim has 'everything' to lose 'if he acts in a hostile way' President Trump lacks coherent foreign policy for rogue nations MORE. Politics stops at water’s edge,” Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) KingDemocrat who opposed Trump, Clinton impeachment inquiries faces big test House GOP criticizes impeachment drive as distracting from national security issues Retiring lawmaker's 2018 opponent won't run for seat, citing 'difficult' pregnancies MORE (R-N.Y.) tweeted Monday. “Never right to side with murderous dictator vs. fellow American.”

“It’s Memorial Day Weekend and you’re taking a shot at Biden while praising a dictator,” Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerLawmakers spar over surveillance flight treaty with Russia Honoring service before self House approves Turkey sanctions in rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump MORE (R-Ill.) also tweeted Sunday. “This is just plain wrong.”

During the trip, Trump tweeted that he “smiled” at North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnKim Jong Un cannot afford to fail again Trump: North Korea's Kim has 'everything' to lose 'if he acts in a hostile way' President Trump lacks coherent foreign policy for rogue nations MORE’s characterization of Biden as “low IQ.” At a press conference Monday, Trump reaffirmed his agreement with Kim on Biden, telling reporters "Kim Jong Un made a statement that Joe Biden is a low IQ individual. He probably is based on his record. I think I agree with him on that.”

King, a 14-term congressman, won by one of his narrowest margins in 2018, defeating challenger Liuba Grechen Shirley (D) 53 percent to 47 percent after winning 62 percent to 38 percent against DuWayne Gregory in 2016.

Kinzinger defeated his 2018 challenger by a wider margin, 55 percent to 41 percent, but as of 2019 is the only Republican representing an Illinois district north of Peoria.