Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is throwing jabs at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Mass.) a day after saying that he would like to challenge her in 2018.
“You talk about a toothless politician,” Schilling said on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto Coast to Coast” Wednesday. "She’s the epitome of a tax-and-spend liberal.”
Schilling also mocked Warren for her handling of the recent Wells Fargo scandal. During a Senate hearing last month, Warren lambasted then-Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf over charges that the bank bilked customers out of millions of dollars by opening unauthorized accounts.
“[Warren] grandstanded on TV last week in front of the CEO of Wells Fargo with a hand slap and a chastise and nothing happened.”
“She’s being lauded for creating that financial oversight committee which has the ability to do absolutely nothing,” Schilling added, in reference to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
“The CEO resigned with a nine-figure payout, but she got her 30 seconds on TV being a meanie. So I guess that’s good.”
Schilling all but announced on Tuesday that he would challenge Warren.
“I’ve made my decision. I’m going to run,” he said during an interview on Rhode Island’s WPRO.
Schilling on Wednesday said his Senate hopes are serious but he will need his family to sign on.
“Given the last year or two, we’ve come to understand that the families of conservative candidates are media fodder now," he said.
"They’re targets. They’re on the table. For me to do this, it would have to be without my family being tepid or timid to do it.”
Wells Fargo announced last week that Stump would retire immediately. The firm struck a settlement with government regulators last month, paying $185 million to settle the charges against it.
Wells Fargo has fired over 5,000 employees for the improper activity, which went on for years.
Warren, a vocal critic of financial wrongdoing, said last week Stump should “return every nickel he made during the scam.”
California’s Department of Justice, meanwhile, announced Wednesday it would investigate Wells Fargo for allegations of criminal identity theft over the fake accounts.