Leftist David Leavitt called a hotline on Monday in an attempt to report Republican Virginia state Senate candidate Tina Ramirez to Child Protective Services.
Leavitt, who describes himself on Twitter as an “Award-Winning Multimedia Journalist,” trolled various Twitter accounts that celebrated Columbus Day. “Why are you celebrating torture, rape, murder, and enslavement?” Leavitt wrote in response to Columbus Day posts from sitting GOP U.S. lawmakers, the Yonkers Police Department, Ramirez, and others.
He also posted the question on another tweet from Ramirez, which was not at all related to Columbus Day — Ramirez fired back, “I teach my daughter real American history. I refuse to join the radical left’s campaign to erase history.”
“Can someone please call child care services on Tina Ramirez who’s teaching her child to be a racist?” Leavitt responded.
“Mighty bold and liberal of you to lecture a Hispanic mother with a black daughter on racism. What’s next? Are you going to lecture me on women’s rights?” Ramirez replied.
Leavitt apparently decided to take it upon himself to make the call, because he posted a series of tweets lamenting how long he had been on hold with the child abuse hotline — it is unclear whether Leavitt ever spoke to anyone on the hotline to report Ramirez
“The Virginia State hotline for child abuse has a 10+ minute hold and is experiencing ‘high call volumes’ with 14 callers ahead of me. This is absolutely unacceptable. How many people try to report child abuse and hang up? How many children will continue to be abused?” he tweeted. He later noted that the hotline had “a 60+ minute hold & is experiencing ‘high call volumes’ with 14 callers ahead of me.”
Ramirez described Leavitt’s behavior as “appalling.”
“He waited an hour on hold, tying up the lines of our CPS professionals trying to help Virginia’s children. The radical left is willing to put our children at risk to cancel conservatives,” she tweeted. “It’s no surprise that a member of the radical left is willing to go so far as to call CPS on a single mother – simply because they want to erase history. The radical left doesn’t want parents making decisions for their own families,” she added.