Fiery Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has a new foe on her hands, that is, besides Donald Trump. Former Major League Baseball pitcher (and Trump endorser) Curt Schilling made a few noises over the summer that indicated he was eyeing Warren’s Senate seat. Now, he’s made up his mind.
Politico reports how Schilling made an appearance on Providence’s WPRO to reveal his Senatorial intent. While he hasn’t talked to his wife yet, Schilling will challenge Warren on the Republican ticket in 2018: “I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run. But I haven’t talked to Shonda, my wife. And ultimately, it’s going to come down to how her and I feel this would affect our marriage and our kids.”
The bid appears to be a somewhat personal one against Warren. In August, Schilling told Boston’s WKRO how much he’d love to push “the second coming of Hillary Clinton” out of political life. He also called Warren a “nightmare.” Schilling is certainly no fan of Clinton either and called for her jailing earlier this year: “If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll be stunned and I’ll be upset.”
Schilling strikes a controversial figure, having recently been fired by ESPN for his terrible Facebook posts. His hopeful move into politics isn’t entirely out of left field, however, given that he considered a 2009 run after the death of Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy. Yet if Schilling’s dreadful tweet about the Hoboken train crash is any indication, he may be modeling his candidacy after a certain presidential nominee. And there can be only one Trump.