Former Major League Baseball pitcher, Curt Schilling is considering a potential run for congress. He broke the news on a conservative radio talk show this week.
The forthright conservative is contemplating moving back to Arizona to take on democrats in Congress. He has thought about running in the past, but decided it was not the right time.
President Trump tweeted his excitement about Schilling (a devout Trump supporter) and his possible run.
“Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific”, he said.
Within days of his bloody sock incident during the Red Sox championship run back in 2004, Schilling was endorsing George W. Bush on national television. He is known as one of the most outspoken conservative players in baseball.
Schilling considers himself to be a Massachusetts resident, but has recently visited Arizona for a town hall meeting on the border wall subject.
“The state is not the state I grew up in. Making Arizona citizens of every race, religion and sexual orientation 2nd class citizens to illegal immigrants is about as anti-American as it gets,” Schilling said. “When you have homeless veterans, children, and you’re spending tax dollars on people smuggling drugs and children across our border someone in charge needs their ass kicked.”
After being fired from ESPN for his anti-transgender Facebook posts, Schilling got into political commentary with Blaze TV. Now, he may be taking that political agenda one step further.