Are you ready for “Vote Schilling” bumper stickers?
After threatening to run for president in 2024, recently fired ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling now says he would like to run against Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018.
The polarizing and outspoken former Boston Red Sox pitcher told WRKO’s “The Kuhner Report” that he is seriously considering a political career since his broadcasting stint was cut short.
“I thought about it, and one of the things I would like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” he said. “I think she’s a nightmare.
“I think that the left is holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, but Lord knows we don’t even need the first one,” he continued.
And while he supports Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, Schilling is not happy about how the GOP nominee has “projected himself at different places and different times.”
Schilling, a three-time World Series winner and ex-“Monday Night Baseball” analyst, was fired by ESPN in April after he posted a meme on Facebook mocking transgender women.
In March, the former Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher aired his grievances over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, telling Kansas City’s 610 sports radio listeners that the presidential candidate “should be buried under a jail somewhere.” ESPN investigated the matter, as the company had previously sent a memo to its employees urging them not to comment on the presidential race.
After joining ESPN in April 2010, Schilling was removed from the network’s baseball coverage last season following a controversial tweet in August 2015 comparing Muslims to Nazis. He was replaced by MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza.
Schilling had tweeted a photo of Adolf Hitler and the words: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?” He paired the picture with the caption, “The math is staggering when you get to the true #s.”