John McCain's son deletes tweet slamming Trump's Putin defense

John McCain's son deletes tweet slamming Trump's Putin defense
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCrenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat Analysis: Biden victory, Democratic sweep would bring biggest boost to economy The Memo: Trump's strengths complicate election picture MORE’s (R-Ariz.) son, Jack, deleted a tweet Sunday that appeared to criticize President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE’s comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“My nation of laws just got compared to one that murders journalists that don’t fall in line and kills political opposition. Awesome……….” the younger McCain wrote on Twitter in a post that was later deleted.

An MSNBC producer saved the tweet in a screenshot.

McCain, a member of the Navy, later tweeted, "I just don't want to cause a fuss," apparently in response to the focus on the deleted tweet. 

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Trump, in an interview with Fox News set to air Sunday, said “it’s better to get along with Russia than not.”

When Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stressed to Trump that Putin is “a killer,” Trump responded by saying “there are a lot of killers.”

"There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?"

Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceFormer Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Pence vows for law and order everywhere Trump met with chants of protest as he pays respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg MORE on Sunday denied that Trump was equating the United States with Russia.

“I simply don’t accept that there was any moral equivalency in the president’s comments,” Pence told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a prominent member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tactics go far beyond anything seen in the United States and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn’t view Putin the same way as Trump does.