U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is facing a new challenge: keeping her Senate seat. Former baseball star Curt Schilling has announced that he will be seeking to challenge the incumbent Massachusetts Senator in her upcoming reelection bid.
“So I’ve made my decision,” Schilling told WPRO on Oct. 18, noted Ted Nesi on Twitter. “I’m going to run. But – 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.”
Warren, a Democrat, has been a senator since 2013 when she beat out Republican Scott Brown, who severed for two years following the death of long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.
“I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics,” said Schilling, a long-time Republican, reports The Atlantic. Warren will be up for reelection in 2018. “She’s a nightmare. The left’s holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton, Lord knows we don’t need the first.”
In a 2014 interview, Schilling admitted, “I’m loud, I talk too much, I think I know more than I do, those and a billion other issues I know I have.”
In April, as North Carolina sparked a national debate over transgender rights and bathroom restrictions, Schilling made his opinion known via social media.
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” Schilling posted to his Facebook page. “I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. … Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
In 2015, Schilling wrote a series of anti-Islamic posts that found him suspended from ESPN.
“It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists,” one of the factually incorrect posts began. “In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?”