Remember Curt Schilling? The MVP baseball pitcher and World Series winner? Perhaps you remember him more recently as the man who used social media to demean gay people, Muslims, and transgender people to the point where he was fired as an analyst by ESPN. Yeah, THAT Curt Schilling.
Well it appears that he’s ready to take his bigotry to a whole new arena: politics. In an interview Monday with WRKO’s “The Kuhner Report,” Schilling said he was seriously considering a political career, and one job in particular was looking particularly attractive to him.
“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… I think she’s a nightmare and 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.”
It likely wouldn’t surprise you to hear that Schilling is a big Donald Trump supporter. Schilling was fired from ESPN for transphobic social media posts, which was the final straw in a number of ignorant and vitriolic public opinions that drew negative attention to the former pitcher.
Schilling made sure to note that the final decision to run hasn’t been made yet, and that he needs to consult with campaign experts as well as his wife. And while Schilling is beloved in Boston for his contributions to their Red Sox, I’m not entirely sure that translates to being qualified to challenge former legal professor. and all-around Liberal legend, Elizabeth Warren. But hey, hope springs eternal, right?
No word on if Warren herself has heard the news. The Senator from Massachusetts is up for reelection in 2018.
Watch an interview with Schilling post-ESPN firing here: