First is was the Native American thing, now this…
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, is caught in a lie.
During a campaign stop in Carson City, Nevada this week the senator recounted how she lost her teaching job because she was pregnant.
“I still remember the 4 to 6-year-olds, I still remember the faces of every one of them,” the senator said to the crowd.
“I remember some of our lessons, the things we worked on, I remember our successes, and our failures,” she said.
“I loved that work, and I would probably still be doing in that work today, but my story has some more turns,” she said.
“By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days,” the senator said. “Wished me luck, and hired someone else for the job. Okay.”
But in 2007, when Warren was still a Harvard law professor and not pandering for votes, she told a story that did not resemble the one she told in Nevada.
“I was married at nineteen and graduated from college after I’d married, and my first year post-graduation I worked in a public school system with the children with disabilities.
“I did that for a year, and then that summer I didn’t have the education courses, so I was on an ’emergency certificate,’ it was called,” Warren said.
“I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me,’” she said.
“I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’
“My husband’s view of it was, ‘Stay home. We have children, we’ll have more children, you’ll love this.’ And I was very restless about it,” she said.
And this week was not the only time Warren deviated from that 2007 story by insinuating that she was dismissed for being pregnant.
“Teaching special needs kids is a calling. But I finished out the year visibly pregnant and didn’t get invited back. Those were the days,” she said.
Src: The Federalist Papers