2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been claiming on the stump that she was fired many moons ago as a teacher because she got pregnant — this being a tale of convenience in pushing the whole ‘America is a sexist nation’ narrative.
The Independent reported on Warren’s claim in May 2019:
“I loved it, and I would probably still be doing it today but back in the day, before unions, the principal, by the time we got to the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant,” she said. “And the principal did what principals did in those days: they wished you luck, showed you the door, and hired someone else for the job.”
“And there went my dream.”
Much like she did in the questionable ancestry claim, Warren is proving to be just as stubborn in standing by her tale of woe that she was fired from teaching children with special needs after becoming “visibly pregnant.”
The problem with long-term politicians is that tell so many tales, it’s hard to keep up and Fox News reported that a 2007 interview suggested that Warren left on her own accord:
“My first-year post-graduation, I worked — it was in a public school system but I worked with the children with disabilities. I did that for a year, and then that summer I actually didn’t have the education courses, so I was on an ’emergency certificate,’ it was called,” Warren said at the time. “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. 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?'”
There is an actual video of that interview, so viewers can judge for themselves based on Warren’s own words:
Adding to Warren’s problem is that the Washington Free Beacon obtained the minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting that showed the board voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a “2nd year” contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job.
“That job is similar to the one she held the previous year, her first year of teaching. Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was ‘accepted with regret,'” the Free Beacon reported.
Yet, Warren insisted in an interview Monday with CBS News that she lost the job due to sexual discrimination.
“All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, and the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else,” Warren told the network. “The principal said they were going to hire someone else for my job.”
In a further play on the victim mentality, a statement from her campaign attempts to dismiss the conflicting information by saying Warren has better learned to “open up” from 2007 until today about her experiences.
“After becoming a public figure I opened up more about different pieces in my life and this was one of them,” the candidate said in a statement. “I wrote about it in my book when I became a U.S. Senator.”
This being a play on a mentality ushered in by the #MeToo movement, where events from the past that were not reported are legitimized by claiming that the victim was too traumatized or afraid to come forward at the time.
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