2007 Warren Interview Appears To Contradict Her New Claim She Was Fired For Being Pregnant


It seems Elizabeth Warren has been caught in yet another lie.

Warren, has made repeated claims, most recently at a town hall in Nevada on Wednesday, that she was fired by a school principal from her position as a special needs teacher while pregnant with her first child because she was “visibly pregnant.”

However, a newly resurfaced video from 2007 has casted a shadow of doubt on Warren’s claim.

In the video, Warren tells the interviewer that she worked as a special needs teacher for one year but didn’t have the education courses required for the position, so she went to graduate school to get them, then decided the job just wasn’t for her. 

According to Warren in the interview from over a decade ago,

“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?'”

Watch the video that seemingly contradicts Warren’s more recent statements while campaigning for the 2020 nomination of the Democrat party here for yourself (the moment Warren starts talking about why she left her job as a special needs teacher begins at 6:22):

This isn't the first time Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren has come under fire for apparent lies.

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Fox News has more to say about the resurfaced video that calls into question Warren's story about being fired for her pregnancy:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., suggested this week that a school principal effectively fired her from a teaching job after she became "visibly pregnant," but a resurfaced video indicates that wasn't the actual reason she left the job.

"I was married at nineteen and then graduated from college [at the University of Houston] after I’d married," Warren, then a Harvard Law School professor, said in an interview posted to YouTube in 2008.  "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,'" Warren continued. "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?'"
"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,'" Warren continued. 

"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?'"

By contrast, Warren told an audience at a town hall in Carson City, Nev. Wednesday that she had "loved" working 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," she said. "Wish me luck and hire someone else for the job."

The Washington Examiner (via MSN) also said:

Resurfaced video circulating online appears to contradict Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claim that she was once fired from a special needs teaching position for being "visibly pregnant." 

The 2020 Democrat claimed at a town hall on Wednesday, "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." 

 

The Massachusetts senator has repeated the claim on the campaign trail throughout the summer. However, the old footage appears to suggest otherwise. 

Mediaite added more about the different story Warren has to tell potential voters now:

Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren claims she lost a public school teaching job because she was “visibly pregnant,” but that’s not true according to Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, who told a very different story in 2007.

Over the past several days, people have been circulating the claim that Warren lied about being fired over a pregnancy, and while that’s not quite right, it does demonstrate how the lie that has become a regular part of Warren’s stump speech has evolved. The central idea has always been that she was living her dream of being a public school special ed teacher until some villainous Mad Med-era principal put the kibosh on the whole thing because of her baby bump.

When Warren tells the story now — as she did at a Carson City, Nevada rally this week — she says she’d be teaching special needs kids right now if it hadn’t for that dastardly principal.

She told the crowd she had “lived her dream job,” emotionally described how it was a “calling” and not just a job, and after getting cheers from the other teachers in the crowd, described the wrenching circumstances that forced her to abandon that dream.

“I still remember the 4 to 6-year-olds, I still remember the faces of every one of them,” Warren said. “I remember some of our lessons, the things we worked on, I remember our successes, and our failures. I loved that work, and I would probably still be doing in that work today, but my story has some more turns.”

“By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days,” she said. “Wished me luck, and hired someone else for the job. Okay.”

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