BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has gone after Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, drawing the ire of U.S. Rep. David Cicilline.
The Boston Globe reports 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, wrote on Twitter her ideas are being scrutinized because of her age, while Paul Ryan was also elected at a young age and his policies were “considered genius.” She says it’s a double standard.
Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion & scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud. https://t.co/KipcyHaaAb— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 10, 2018
Schilling told Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter she’s being scrutinized because she says stupid things.
“You are being scrutinized and treated with suspicion because every time you speak you say something more stupid than the last time you spoke,’’ he argued on Twitter. “You are a college graduate and likely the most unintelligent person, man or woman, in our government.’’
That provoked Cicilline, of Rhode Island, to tell Schilling he should worry about his debt to Rhode Island before going after Ocasio-Cortez.
“Curt, you still owe my state $75 million,” Cicilline wrote.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) December 12, 2018
In 2010, Rhode Island invested $75 million to lure Schilling’s video game company, 38 Studios, from Massachusetts. The company ran out of money and went bankrupt.
Rhode Island sued and recouped some money. The case has been settled.
Don't owe you a dime. And the state screwed the deal because they keep electing asshats like you. A chip off the Lincoln Chaffee block. https://t.co/ux4NHrTC2K
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) December 12, 2018