Curt Schilling questions CNN's Jake Tapper why Jews support Democrats

Curt Schilling continues to make waves with controversial remarks.

Days after the former Boston Red Sox pitcher expressed a desire to run for a Massachusetts Senate seat in 2018 opposite Elizabeth Warren, Schilling asked Jake Tapper on CNN's The Lead why Jews support the Democratic Party.

"I don't understand — and this is, maybe this is the amateur, non-politician in me — I don't understand how people of Jewish faith can back the Democratic Party," Schilling said, "which over the last 50 years has been so clearly anti-Israel, so clearly anti-Jewish Israel.

"I don't know what else would need to be done, said or happen for people to understand that they don't — the Democratic Party is alive for Israel only because we have agreements in place to make them have to be."

Tapper, who is Jewish, told the ex-ace that he doesn't speak for people of his faith, but opined that the reason is because Jews support social welfare programs.

"And I know a lot of Jews who are very strong supporters of Israel do support the Republican Party," Tapper responded, "but again, I don't speak for Jews."

Schilling reiterated that he will consult with his family before pushing forward with his intention to run for office.

"When you look at, I think the state of media and the politics now, conservative families are fair game," Schilling said. "And I don't know that (my family) want(s) to be put through that and I don't know that I would want to put them through that."

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