Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) likes to tell stories about her life.
We all were treated to the stories about her Native American heritage that then became such a boondoggle for her after DNA tests proved she wasn’t much more Native American than the average white American. People then trolled her with the hashtag “1/1024,” the number the test indicated that could possibly be how much Native American ancestry she has.
Now, apparently another one of her stories about her past is taking a hit. And the hit is coming from Elizabeth Warren herself.
The Democratic presidential candidate has a story that she regularly tells now about how she was let go for being “visibly pregnant” when she taught as a special needs teacher.
According to Tommy Christopher at Mediaite, Elizabeth Warren told the story again this week.
“By the end of the first year, I was quite visibly pregnant and the principal didn’t invite me back for the next school year, ” she says on the video at Mediaite. “So I found myself at home with a baby. Yup, those were the days,” seemingly referencing discrimination against pregnant women in careers at the time.
Except Elizabeth Warren 2007 appears to tell a different tale than does Elizabeth Warren 2019, says Christopher and doesn’t mention any discrimination because she was pregnant but indicated the reason she didn’t continue was because she didn’t have the education courses needed. Mediaite has that video as well.
But in a March 8, 2007 interview with Harvard Law Professor Leo Gottlieb, Warren made it clear that such discrimination had nothing to do with the loss of that teaching job.
Warren told Gottlieb how she had earned a full scholarship to George Washington University at 16, and graduated with a degree in speech pathology and audiology, and didn’t mention the commuter college that has become another pillar in her bio. She then explained that she left her public school job after one school year because she lacked the educational credentials to qualify for a permanent position, and that she decided on her own to abandon the calling.
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. 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.”
So will anyone in MSM be asking Warren about this apparent discrepancy in her stories?