Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted each other with a high five when they met in Argentina for the Group of 20 summit on Friday.

The two leaders, along with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos MORE, are in Buenos Aires to attend a two-day summit of the world's 20 largest economies.

The interaction between Putin and the crown prince quickly drew attention from some Democrats, including Sen. Bob MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezHillicon Valley: Facebook launches portal for coronavirus information | EU sees spike in Russian misinformation on outbreak | Senate Dem bill would encourage mail-in voting | Lawmakers question safety of Google virus website Democratic senators press Google over privacy of coronavirus screening site Menendez calls for 'Marie Yovanovitch bill' to protect foreign service employees MORE (N.J.)., the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who tweeted a clip of the short embrace along with the caption: “That feeling when you own the President of the United States and can do whatever you want.”

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyZoom, grocery delivery, self-isolation: How lawmakers are surviving coronavirus Coronavirus watch: Where the virus is spiking across the country New Jersey governor closing parks, forests MORE also weighed in, saying on Twitter: “These guys are 10x more powerful under Trump than they were before. Why wouldn’t they be fired up?”

The crown prince and Saudi Arabia are under intense scrutiny from lawmakers on Capitol Hill following the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. He had been an outspoken critic of Saudi leadership as an opinion writer for The Washington Post.

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Riyadh has made efforts to distance the crown prince from the murder in the wake of news reports that the CIA concluded that Khashoggi was murdered on his orders.

While many world leaders have also condemned the crown prince over Khashoggi’s murder, Putin has not.

"We do not know what happened in reality. So why should we undertake any steps to deteriorate our relations with Saudi Arabia?" Putin said in reference to Khashoggi’s death last month, according to The Financial Times.

Trump has also been reluctant to point the finger of blame at the crown prince, saying the Saudi leader has denied any involvement in the journalist's murder.