Schilling eyes Senate race against Warren
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans to run against Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate if his wife agrees. Schilling is a self-described conservative and Donald Trump supporter.
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans on Tuesday to run against Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate if his wife agrees, but he declined to apologize to Rhode Island taxpayers left on the hook for tens of millions of dollars when his video game company collapsed.
Schilling spoke Tuesday with WPRO-AM, his first interview about 38 Studios since settling a lawsuit over it and since a criminal investigation resulted in no charges.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has said Rhode Island residents were hurt by the bad deal and deserve an apology.
Schilling said it’s not that he won’t apologize, but he wants Raimondo to tell him what he should apologize for. He asked listeners: “What do you want me to apologize for?”
The company moved from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million loan guarantee, then went bankrupt less than two years later.
Schilling said his company failed because it didn’t raise enough money, not because he did anything malicious or illegal, and that he has apologized to his former employees.