Curt Schilling, political analyst: Hillary 'should be buried under a jail somewhere'

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The former big league pitcher caused a stir by saying Clinton should be "buried under a jail somewhere."
The former big league pitcher caused a stir by saying Clinton should be "buried under a jail somewhere."

Most political analysts deemed Super Tuesday as a supersized day for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and semi-supersized for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

On the day itself, however, one — former MLB pitcher and current baseball analyst Curt Schilling — was less enthralled with the front-running candidates.

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Appearing on "The Drive" on Kansas City's 610 sports radio Tuesday afternoon, Schilling got through some hot stove chatter but then turned to politics (via The Big Lead):

Schilling on the state of our nation:

“If you look at the past 20 years of our country’s history, I would argue that we’ve never been worse off domestically and abroad. I think our standing globally has taken an enormous hit in the last decade. You look at the amount of people out of work — not just unemployed, the people who have stopped looking — it’s a staggering number. It makes the unemployment number a joke. I want somebody to sit in the oval office again that I trust.”

On Clinton as a candidate:

“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.”

On Clinton's facing jail time over her email issues:

“I hope she does. 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 General Petraeus, she should be buried under a jail somewhere.”

On Trump's campaign and his popularity:

“I’m tired of the 'We’re Going To Make America Great Again.' I get it, but what does that mean? If nothing else, Donald Trump has proven to politicians in every corner in the globe that America’s voting block is giving a giant middle finger to the establishment."

On Trump as a serious presidential candidate:

"Listen, he hasn’t elaborated, like, on two sentences for a policy. ‘We’re going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it.’ OK, how? ‘Well, I’ll tell you later.’ There has been no depth to anything he’s said. But, look at the turnout. Look at the response, absolutely staggering to me. The only thing that tells me is people are sick and tired of the status quo, sick and tired of the lying, sick and tired of the manipulating.”

Schilling — who says he donated to GOP candidate Ben Carson's campaign — was suspended from ESPN for tweeting anti-Muslim memes, and actually joked at the end of Tuesday's segment that he’ll probably get fired.

You can listen to the entire Schilling interview below:

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