Fox Catches Warren Lying About Not Sending Kid to Private School

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On Fox and Friends Saturday, the weekend anchors showcased Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren getting caught on tape lying about whether one of her children attended private school while speaking with a pro-school choice protester.

At 6:06 a.m. Eastern, the group first brought up the latest polling showing the Massachetts Senator losing what had been a lead in the Democratic nomination race, and then co-host Ed Henry brought up her latest moment of dishonesty on the campaign trail:

ED HENRY: And then she's talking all tough to the left about how public schools are so wonderful and she supports teachers unions, and she was confronted about sending her own kids to private school, and it didn't go so well. Watch.

The came a clip of Senator Warren speaking with a woman who had been part of a group of protesters who confronted the Massachusetts Democrat a few days ago:

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE PROTESTER: We don't have the same choice that you had for your kids because I read your children went to private school.

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): My children went to public school.

Henry then jumped back in to inform viewers that, according to her campaign, Warren's son did attend private school after fifth grade:

HENRY: So she claimed there, when confronted, "I sent my kids to public school." Well, we had her differently, so Fox called her campaign, and they answered, and they said Elizabeth's daughter went to public school, period. Her son went to public school until fifth grade. Elizabeth wants "every kid to get a great education regardless of where they live, which is why her plan makes a historic investment in our public schools."

The three anchors -- also including Pete Hegseth and fill-in co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy -- then further discussed the school choice issue and Warren's attempt to cover up her hypocrisy.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the November 23 Fox and Friends Saturday:

ED HENRY: And then she's talking all tough to the left about how public schools are so wonderful and she supports teachers unions, and she was confronted about sending her own kids to private school, and it didn't go so well. Watch.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE PROTESTER: We don't have the same choice that you had for your kids because I read your children went to private school.

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): My children went to public school.

HENRY: So she claimed there, when confronted, "I sent my kids to public school." Well, we had her differently, so Fox called her campaign, and they answered, and they said Elizabeth's daughter went to public school, period. Her son went to public school until fifth grade. Elizabeth wants "every kid to get a great education regardless of where they live, which is why her plan makes a historic investment in our public schools."

So did you catch that? He went to public school until fifth grade, so after that -- look, I don't care where your kid goes to school. If you want to talk and claim out there on the trail you're all about public schools, and you tell a voter, "My kids did not go to private school," and, in fact, at least one of them did, tell the truth.

RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: Absolutely. And I think what it speaks to is that, first of all, she has a history of telling little and big lies, but also the hypocrisy of it. I mean, the woman who was just speaking, the African American woman who says, "I want what your kids have, which is a choice." I also have kids -- some who are in private school, some who are in public school -- that's my decision because I think my kids -- these kids do better here and these kids do better there. That's what a lot of people want, and I think it shows a lot of hypocrisy.

HENRY: So why couldn't she just be honest in that moment?

CAMPOS-DUFFY: Because she can't.

PETE HEGSETH: Because she can't, no. First of all, it's good enough for me, but not for thee. And she caved to the teachers unions a long time ago. She used to be an advocate for school choice and charter schools. She understood that's what you need in order to incentivize public schools to be better. Now that she's all in, she has to lie about it to cover up her past.

HENRY: So what do you think about the latest whopper from Elizabeth Warren?

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