• Questions Arise About Another Elizabeth Warren Claim: Was She Really Fired from Her Teaching Job?

    Surge Summary: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s version of why she left the teaching profession seems to have recently changed. Is that because the latter version is more amenable to potential voters?

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has pushed often the narrative that she was fired from a teaching job she loved because of her pregnancy. An old video that has resurfaced, suggests the story is bogus, created for her presidential campaign.

    PJ Media’s Matt Margolis passes this along:

    In Carson City, Nevada, this week, Warren claimed she was unjustly fired from her job as a special needs teacher. “By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days. Wish me luck and hire someone else for the job.” It’s a story she’s repeated many times on the campaign trail, always repeating the line that the “principal did what principals did” with regard to her leaving teaching.

    The Massachusetts lawmaker has even portrayed that, had it not been for this incident, she’d still be teaching today.

    But reasons have turned up to question if this story is very possibly spurious; or at least shaped to portray something perhaps not altogether true. Why that doubt? Consider: Elizabeth Warren was interviewed on University of California Television (UCTV), March 8, 2007. During that exchange, she offered host Harry Kreisler an account which doesn’t square with her current iteration of why/how she left teaching.

    “I was married at nineteen and then graduated from college [at the University of Houston] after I’d married. 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. 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?’ 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.”

    In some ways, this is worse than her lie about being Native American. Warren claimed she was discriminated against by a real individual whose identity could be exposed and whose reputation could have been destroyed if someone bothered to look into her story and find the identity of the principal. She was willing to slander another person to craft a compelling story of victimhood for her presidential ambitions.

    If, in fact, Warren is proven dishonest in this episode, it captures Leftism in microcosm: the priority is making an ideological point or agenda; if actual people somehow suffer the consequences or become victims scattered along the way? So be it.

    “Breaking some eggs …”, “making omelets”, you know.

    Margolis doesn’t hold back his verdict:

    She’ll lie about her race to get ahead in her career.

    She’ll lie about being fired to get votes.

    Elizabeth Warren is a fraud.

    Will her supporters care? Probably not. As horrible as this is, I don’t see it affecting her campaign one bit.

    Where conservatives, or our president, have dealt causally with the truth, the media go nuclear – understandably so. Dissembling should not be tolerated from any elected or appointed government servant.  So what about the presumptive Democratic frontrunner?

    What’s her explanation for this? How does she reconcile these two versions of her biography? Or is there no reconciliation? Does the Progressive empowering media care a whit?

    H/T: PJ Media/Matt Margolis

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