Donald Trump provided the blueprint, and now Curt Schilling will try use controversy as a selling point for political office.
Days after the former major league pitcher expressed a desire to run for a Massachusetts Senate seat in 2018 — Schilling — asked Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead — why Jews support the Democratic Party.
“I don’t understand — and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me — I don’t understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party,” Schilling said, “which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel.
“I don’t know what else would need to be done, said or happen for people to understand that they don’t — the Democratic Party is alive for Israel only because we have agreements in place to make them have to be.”
Tapper, who is Jewish, responded to Schilling — saying that Jews support social welfare programs — not necessarily the Democratic Party itself.
“And I know a lot of Jews who are very strong supporters of Israel do support the Republican Party,” Tapper responded, “but again, I don’t speak for Jews.”
Schilling — a staunch conservative — said he wasn’t sure if he wanted to put his family through the scrutiny of his political aspirations.
Because as he put it, “conservatives are fair game.”
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Curt Schilling has such great touch. Watch how he uses it ask Jake Tapper why Jews are Democrats. Such touch!pic.twitter.com/7YWunsSF0Z
— Cathy (@cp2austin) October 22, 2016