Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling suggested Monday he’d consider mounting a challenge to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018.
“One of the things I’d like to do is be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” Schilling told WRKO radio in Boston, according to The Providence Journal.
Schilling recently hinted at his future political aspirations in a comment thread on his Facebook page. He said he’d run for state office first, and then the White House in eight years. But if Hillary Clinton were elected, he said, he’d make a run for the presidency in four years.
Schilling wouldn’t be the first former baseball player to run for federal office. Former GOP Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, once a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies, was among the most famous baseball players to serve in Congress. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.
Schilling posted a 216-146 record in 20 major league seasons. He was a mainstay on the Boston Red Sox championship teams in 2004 and 2007.
He was fired from his job as a ESPN baseball analyst earlier this year after a Facebook post about the transgender bathroom issue in North Carolina and was suspended for a month last year for a tweet comparing radical Islamists to Nazis.