Curt Schilling Rips Into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Here’s What He Said

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Former baseball player Curt Schilling ripped into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday, calling her the “most unintelligent person, man or woman, in our government.”

Schilling’s tweet was a response to Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan that implied sexism as the reason why Ocasio-Cortez and Ryan were treated differently, despite being elected to congress at roughly the same age. (RELATED: Kellyanne Conway Snaps At Ocasio-Cortez For Calling Gen. John Kelly A ‘Coward.’)

Following Schilling’s comments, Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline took to Twitter to defend Ocasio-Cortez while also accusing the ex-MLB pitcher of tax evasion in his home-state, a charge Schilling denied.

A six-time All-Star, Schilling spent two decades as a pitcher in the MLB, and has always been outspoken about his generally conservative political beliefs, both during his career, and after it. Some of his beliefs are considered highly controversial.

Despite his success, Schilling has not been inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, with some speculating that his political beliefs might be the reason for his continued exclusion.