Politics

Another Warren 'Victim Status' Lie

She falsely claims to have been fired from her first teaching job after getting pregnant.

Thomas Gallatin · Oct. 8, 2019

Elizabeth Warren has difficulty telling the truth, be it her continued refusal to acknowledge that her Medicare for All plan would require tax increases upon all Americans (something Bernie Sanders freely admits) or her long-running false claim that she is part Cherokee — a claim Warren used to tout herself as a “minority” while she worked at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania. Only after a DNA test revealed her claim to be fraudulent did she partially acknowledge the truth, while still insisting she was merely the victim of a false family ancestry she grew up believing.

Now Warren has come under scrutiny for another autobiographical tall tale that contradicts the record and even her own past statements. To paint herself as a victim of sexism under the “patriarchy,” Warren has repeatedly relayed a story of being fired from her first teaching job after it became apparent that she was pregnant. Warren claims, “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.”

However, back in 2007, Warren told a different story. She stated, “I was married at 19 and then graduated from college after I’d married. My first year post-graduation, I worked — it was 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?’”

Furthermore, The Washington Free Beacon obtained “minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting,” which “show that 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.’”

So, was Warren a victim of sexism? Not even remotely. Yet for today’s Democrats, creating a fraudulent and politically expedient victim narrative is more important than speaking the truth. The question for the country is, if Warren can’t be trusted to be honest about her past or even who she is, how can she be trusted to govern the nation? The simple answer is, she can’t.

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