New York Rep. Peter King blasted ESPN's decision to suspend analyst Curt Schilling
over a tweet comparing radical Islamists to Nazis.
"It was disgraceful and cowardly for ESPN to suspend Curt Schilling for telling the truth by comparing Islamists to Nazis," King said in a statement to Newsmax. "ESPN has displayed the ultimate in political correctness."
King said he has worked with Schilling to bring public awareness of melanoma.
"By suspending Curt from covering the Little League World Series, ESPN is telling the youth of America that it does not tolerate free speech," King said. "Maybe ESPN would have preferred that Curt Schilling attack cops instead of Islamists. That certainly would have been more politically correct!"
Schilling on Tuesday morning tweeted a photo reading, "It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?"
"The math is staggering when you get to true #'s," Schilling said.
The former major league pitcher deleted the tweet after it received backlash, calling it a "dumb decision" to post it.
But ESPN responded by pulling Schilling from his coverage of the Little League World Series and "Sunday Night Baseball."
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