Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling weighed in on the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, and the outspoken ESPN analyst didn't hold back in his criticism of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
One of the biggest hot-button issues surrounding Clinton during her democratic campaign battle with Bernie Sanders has been the use of a private email server that may have left classified information vulnerable.
In an interview with Kansas City AM 610 (h/t Luke Barr of TheHill.com), Schilling believes Clinton deserves a severe punishment for her role in the scandal: "If I'm gonna believe—and I don't have any reason not to believe—that she gave classified information on hundreds if not thousands of emails on a public server after what happened to Gen. [David] Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere."
Schilling took additional shots at Clinton and questioned her credentials as well:
If she's allowed to get to the general election before she's in prison, I'll be stunned and upset. Because I think she's shown her true colors all along the way, and I'll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we've had?
I don't care what her titles are, she's done nothing. She's done absolutely nothing to further the success of the middle class. She jumps on the backs of people who she wants to be dependent on government. She needs these people to be dependent on her.
The three-time World Series champion was bipartisan in his attacks, however, as he also blasted Trump for being vague in terms of policy on the GOP side.
Schilling is no stranger to getting in hot water due to his political beliefs, as he was suspended by ESPN last year after tweeting an offensive meme.
Following the suspension, Schilling took full responsibility for what he acknowledged was a poor decision:
Curt Schilling @gehrig38
I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.8/25/2015, 7:42:49 PM
The six-time All Star remains extremely opinionated when it comes to potentially sensitive issues even in the wake of his punishment.
It is currently unclear if Schilling's latest comments will lead to any type of reaction from his employer.
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