For years Senator Warren lied about being a Native American. Now she seems to be telling a new lie.
On Wednesday, during a town hall in Nevada, she told the crowd she lost her teaching job in the early 1970s because she was “visibly pregnant.”
“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,” she told the crowd in Carson City.
Warren, 70, seemed to be implying that she was terminated simply because she was pregnant.
But a YouTube clip posted in January 2008 shows Warren giving a completely different reason for why she left that school.
Jeryl Bier, who pointed out her conflicting comments in a post on The Script Wednesday, notes that the interview was conducted in 2007 at the University of California Berkeley as part of a series called “Conversations with History.”
“My first year post-graduation, I worked — it was in a public school system but I worked with the children with disabilities. And 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,’ ” Warren told interviewer Harry Kreisler.
According to her Wikipedia page, Warren had to return to graduate school to take extra courses in education.
“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,'” she said.
Warren went on to say that “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?”’
She did not mention the school’s principal wishing her luck and hiring someone else.