Curt Schilling Says He’s ‘Getting More Serious’ About His Political Career
And he isn’t ruling out the White House.
If you had any doubt that former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s political aspirations were more than the Facebook
Fresh off agreeing to a $2.5 million settlement in the disastrous 38 Studios case, for which Rhode Island taxpayers are still on the hook for an estimated $28.2 million, Schilling told TMZ that he’s serious about challenging Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Cambridge Democrat, when she’s up for reelection in 2018, or even succeed Gov. Charlie Baker in the event he seeks higher office.
“I think I’m going to run here in Mass. in two years. I think I’m going to run against Elizabeth Warren here in Mass. It’s something I”m getting more serious about,” Schilling said. “If Gov. Baker runs for the White House here, which is a possibility, I might run for the governor, governor’s position here.”
Schilling, who was fired from his broadcasting gig at ESPN after posting Islamophobic and anti-transgender Facebook memes, also hasn’t ruled out a run at the presidency, saying of Republican nominee Donald Trump, “There will never be a more anti-establishment person than him, unless I eventually run for the White House, which is a possibility.”
“And then, you know what? I would like to give—six, eight years from now, I’d love to give the White House a try. And here’s the cool thing: I live in a country where I can say that, and that’s actually a realistic possibility.”
Yeah. Real cool.