Former Major League Baseball player Curt Schilling says he is “absolutely considering” running for Congress in Arizona.
It’s not first time Schilling – a vocal right-wing supporter of President Donald Trump – has floated the idea of getting into politics, having voiced his desire in 2016 to run for Senate in Massachusetts against incumbent Elizabeth Warren.
A 213-game winner, Schilling has come up short in each of his seven appearances on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, but is trending upwards and, in 2019, reached 60.9% of the required 75% for induction. Trump thinks Schilling should be in the Hall.
As he once again ponders a political career, here’s a look at some of Schilling’s most controversial political comments – most of which center around his affinity for sharing memes.
Comparing Muslims to Nazis
In August 2015, Schilling shared a Hitler meme on Twitter that seemed to draw a connection between Muslims and Nazis.
“It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists,” the graphic Schilling tweeted said. “In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
He deleted it almost immediately but this ended up getting Schilling benched with ESPN.