WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been lying to voters when she repeatedly told the country that she was fired from a teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant.
- On Monday, the Washington Free Beacon published new evidence that the Democratic senator resigned and was never fired.
- In her 2014 memoir, “A Fighting Chance,” she wrote: “The principal did what I think a lot of principals did back then — wished me good luck, didn’t ask me back the next school year, and hired someone else for the job.”
Contrary to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s claims that she wasn’t hired back to teaching because of her pregnancy, new evidence emerged that the Democratic presidential hopeful was lying.
Before entering politics, Warren was actually approved by a New Jersey education board to continue teaching.
On April 21, 1971, the Riverdale Board of Education unanimously approved a second-year, part-time teaching contract for Warren. The senator was a speech pathologist at Riverdale Elementary School at the time, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Warren tendered her resignation two months later as documented in the minutes of a board meeting from June 16, 1971, that was obtained by the news website.
“The resignation of Mrs. Elizabeth Warren, speech correctionist, effective June 30, 1971 was accepted with regret,” the document reads.
The evidence contradicts what Warren wrote in her 2014 biography, “A Fighting Chance,” where she hinted that she was let go because of her pregnancy.
“By the end of the school year, I was pretty obviously pregnant,” the senator wrote in the memoir. “The principal did what I think a lot of principals did back then — wished me good luck, didn’t ask me back the next school year, and hired someone else for the job.”
During her presidential campaign, Warren repeatedly suggested her version of events.
The senator stood by her claims in an interview with CBS News on Monday night.
“All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, and the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else,” Warren said in the interview.
“The principal said they were going to hire someone else for my job,” the lawmaker added.