Curt Schilling considering run for Congress, Donald Trump approves
Curt Schilling recently revealed he’s “absolutely considering” running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona, and Donald Trump fully backs the former MLB star contemplating such a move.
Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
Schilling, 52, made his possible aspirations for a seat in Congress known in a statement provided to the Arizona Republic.
“Not ready to do any of that right now. If/When things solidify I will but right now it’s something in the ‘I’m considering it’ stage,” Schilling wrote in an email.
On Sunday, Schilling weighed in on potential campaign during an interview with Armed American Radio’s Mark Walters.
“I haven’t said anything publicly, but I’m considering going back to Arizona and running for a congressional seat, one of the blue ones,” Schilling told Walters. “It’s something that my wife and I have talked about, and she’s now becoming more and more pumped at the potential. Obviously, we’re still quite a few discussions away, but yeah, it’s something we’re absolutely considering.”
Schilling of course has become an incredibly outspoken figure in the world of conservative politics since his retirement from baseball, a career that included three World Series championships.
Controversial remarks from Schilling during his tenure as an analyst at ESPN led first to a suspension in 2015 when he compared Muslims to Nazis. In 2017, ESPN fired Schilling over a Facebook post about transgender people.