Elizabeth Warren flat out lied.
For some years she has told the story of how she was fired as a special education teacher by an evil patriarchal principal because she was pregnant. Never mind that that isn’t how she described the event early in her political life, but now we have documents from the school board indicating that she was offered a contract extension and declined it.
This is pretty banal, resume/life story fluffing. It happens all the time, like when Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet and John Kerry went on his super secret boat ride up the Mekong. So why is it that the media, left and right, are jumping to her defense?
does anybody seriously believe it was not as everyday as sunrise that employers made pregnant women leave their jobs 50 years ago?
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 9, 2019
Elizabeth Warren says she was fired after telling her employer she was pregnant in 1971. In 2019, pregnancy discrimination is illegal. It still happens all the time. https://t.co/SbNQY3T243
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 9, 2019
And this from, naturally, National Review:
You don’t have to like Warren or agree with her policies to acknowledge the reality of pregnancy discrimination. Too many conservatives don’t want to talk about it because it’s somehow a “liberal” thing, but a more pro-woman, pro-family right would be willing to admit it happens. https://t.co/MukRg1QkBh
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) October 8, 2019
To the best of my knowledge, absolutely no one denies that pregnancy discrimination happens and, under some circumstances, can be illegal. If someone is arguing that, please point them out. But just because “some people did something,” as they say, doesn’t mean it has happened to every woman who was pregnant. It certainly doesn’t mean that it is off limits to call Warren out on her lies when her own words and the documentary evidence says that is the case.
While I understand Harwood and Vox jumping up to save their precious, what I really fail to understand is the impulse among a certain class of alleged conservatives to throw their backs out of joint defending leftist politicians and leftist media.