Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren has been caught in another lie from her past. She claimed that she was kicked out of her job as a teacher because she was pregnant.
During one of the presidential debates in September, Warren said that she had “made it as a special needs teacher. … But at the end of that first year, I was visibly pregnant. And back in the day, that meant that the principal said to me — wished me luck and hired someone else for the job.”
She had also tweeted, “I got to live my dream of being a public school teacher. But by the end of my first school year, I was visibly pregnant. The principal said, “Good luck!” and didn’t ask me back. But I got back up, and I fought back. That’s why I’m standing here today. #DemDebate”
Once more, at a campaign rally back in May, Warren said that she would “probably” still be teaching 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. 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.”
So she must have really been let go for being pregnant. That’s a shame.
But wait a minute, didn’t she say something else in the past?
Warren said during an interview back in 2007, “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. And I was pregnant with my first baby. So I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years…,’” she recounted at the time.
You can read the full transcript of the interview here.