Warren stands by account of once being fired for pregnancy

1 year 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, October 08 2019 Oct 8, 2019 October 08, 2019 12:27 PM October 08, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Elizabeth Warren is standing by her account of being fired from a teaching job in New Jersey nearly 50 years ago because she was pregnant.

It's an anecdote she repeats at campaign events almost daily, but some conservatives charge she has embellished it to make the narrative more compelling for her presidential run.

In her campaign speech, Warren talks of graduating from the University of Houston and teaching in New Jersey for the 1970-71 school year. She says she got pregnant and, once she began showing, the principal "wished me luck, showed me the door and hired someone else."

But Fox News reported Monday on a 2007 interview in which Warren offered a slightly different account of leaving teaching, suggesting it was by choice.

Warren insists her retelling is accurate.

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