(CNN) - Responding to Russian President Vladimir Putin's controversial opinion piece in the New York Times, Sen. John McCain jokingly told CNN's Jake Tapper he'd like to write a commentary for Pravda, the historic Russian newspaper connected to the Communist Party.
Well, now it looks like McCain may get his wish.
According to Foreign Policy's blog The Cable, the editors of Pravda have tentatively agreed to publish an op-ed by the Arizona Republican. The opinion piece will most likely reflect McCain's strong negative views toward Putin.
"We have to remember who Putin is. He's a KGB colonel apparatchik, who has never abandoned the Russian ambitions for an empire, and influence in the world," McCain said Thursday on Tapper's show, "The Lead."
Dmitry Sudakov, the English editor of Pravda, told The Cable that if McCain wants to write an op-ed, he is "welcome."
"Mr. McCain has been an active anti-Russian politician for many years already," Sudakov continued. "We have been critical of his stance on Russia and international politics in our materials, but we would be only pleased to publish a story penned by such a prominent politician as John McCain."
A spokesman for McCain told The Cable that McCain "would be glad to write something for Pravda, so we'll be reaching out to Dmitry with a submission."
I bet he begins with something like "Get off my lawn!".
Maybe he can ask Putin to take over in Afganistan. We can each take it every 15yrs or so. Nobody in Afganistan can be trusted to ever again run anything there.
I'm sure McCain misses the old days of the Cold War, so he is trying to restart it. Nice going.
This shows why it's a truly great thing McCain is not President. We definitely do not need a man in the White House who is so easily reduced to school yard fighting.
I'm a lefty, but I think Mr. McCain will do a splendid job.
McCain needs some help. His rants have become a threat to US security.
Grown men acting like children. Wait, children act better.
McCain is nothing more than a deranged rabid chick monk. I'm sure Putin is just shaking in his boots lol McAin has always been a traitor. First to his country and now to his party. He needs to be put in a home under supervision, not running around trying to influence American policy..
This is intriguing– an international political soap opera!
don't even give it the time of day, it was a Russian blabbering that just doesn't matter. Move on to other things but just ignore Russia.
Maybe McCain should just shut up and refrain from doing something that will only escalate tension between the U.S. and Russia. Washington's version of a Facebook post battle here. What a fool! Are there any politicians left with a shred of class, any integrity, Democrat or Republican?
McCain: open mouth, insert foot. Repeat...
"Comments are not pre-screened before they post." ???
McCain is true American or Donald Trump ?
Go for it Mr McCain,
Can't McCain just shut up already? No fool like an old fool.
I notice BO never disagreed with Putin. It is quite obvious BO agrees with the russian than the USA is not exceptional...
Nobody cares what John McCain thinks in America. Why would they in Russia?
@Data Driven "I'm sure this will be very helpful for negotiations concerning the securing of chemical weapons in Syria." Who cares? Did Putin care when he was spouting his insults at the US? Putin needs to be put in his place and if Obama can't or won't, I have no problem with Sen. McCain doing so.
Oh please McCain, don't do this. Putin was right in so many ways. Don't embarrass us again. We need this negotiation to work on so many levels. GIve the guy credit, he did the U.S. a favor. Why can't we accept that?
Oh-Oh, Old Joe started on the wrong foot there. Hardly any Russian would find anything wrong with the fact that Putin wants to restore the status of Russia as superpower.
John, I hope you can announce in Pravda that you will retire soon. You will see how many American are waiting for your retirement.
McCain's not the president, and his idea isn't original. Point Putin.
Oh please McCain, don't embarrass us again. Putin did us a favor... why can't we all accept that? Don't blow this negotiation with your pro-war BS.
Please don't let this idiot speak for us! He makes me want to kill people. Imagine how mad he'll make the Russians! Go back to your solitaire game you has-been!
Mc Cain is a joke, serves a group that uses wars to pass agendas that aren't even beneficial to any nation. This guy's moves is like that of a 10 year old trying to get the last word in a fight