Former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling has vowed to try and unseat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in 2018. That is, if his wife approves.
“So, I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run,” the outspoken conservative said on WPRO radio Tuesday morning. “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.”
Schilling has openly discussed running for office as a Republican in recent months. The future Hall of Famer has even hinted that he wants to run for president in 2024.
Warren likely won’t be too worried about the matchup: In September, she led the former Boston Red Sox star 47 percent to 28 percent in a hypothetical race, a poll from UMass Amherst, WBZ TV, and WBZ NewsRadio found.
A spokesperson for Warren declined to comment on Schilling’s Senate plans.
After retiring from baseball, Schilling became an analyst at ESPN, where his political views and penchant for sharing offensive memes on social media constantly landed him in trouble with his employer. ESPN suspended him in August 2015 for sharing a meme that compared Muslims to Nazis.
Schilling is also a big supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The former pitcher has repeatedly called for the imprisonment of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and said she “should be buried under a jail somewhere” after she was accused of including classified State Department emails on a private server.
During the appearance, Schilling also refused to apologize for his role in the failure of 38 Studios, a video game company he launched that received a $75 million loan from the state of Rhode Island before collapsing.
This post has been updated to note a Warren spokesperson declined to comment.