Don’t want to teach your kid the Howard Zinn “America Sucks” spiel against Christopher Columbus? A left-wing journalist named David Leavitt will accuse you via Twitter of celebrating horrible crimes, you racist. Then he'll make a show of calling a child welfare agency on you. Have a black child? You’re still racist to Leavitt.
It’s pretty unbelievable, but Leavitt actually pulled this hateful stunt on Virginia State Senate candidate Tina Ramirez. It was in retaliation, apparently, for Ramirez wishing Twitter followers a Happy Columbus Day.
Why are you celebrating torture, rape, murder, and enslavement?— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 10, 2022
Ramirez wasn’t having it:
I teach my daughter real American history. I refuse to join the radical left’s campaign to erase history. https://t.co/x2DGvAabsy— Tina Ramirez (@TinaRamirezVA) October 10, 2022
Then this weird episode ensued:
Can someone please call child care services on Tina Ramirez who's teaching her child to be a racist? https://t.co/JL00PJNU5z— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 10, 2022
The Virginia State hotline for child abuse has a 10+ minute hold and is experiencing “high call volumes” with 14 callers ahead of me.— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 10, 2022
This is absolutely unacceptable. How many people try to report child abuse and hang up? How many children will continue to be abused? pic.twitter.com/yZOKEqTAcn
Leavitt himself called Child and Family Services, apparently, and complained about the wait time. He waited on hold nearly an hour. In the meantime, he told Ramirez she’s a racist, despite her black daughter.
The lady who's teaching her kids how to be racist thinks I'm "bold"— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 10, 2022
Does she know I'm hold to report her to child and family services?https://t.co/QnrkB39TTq
This, ladies and gentlemen, is an “Award-winning multimedia journalist." Ramirez herself summed up the incident perfectly:
Radical leftist @David_Leavitt didn’t just call CPS to level accusations against me.— Tina Ramirez (@TinaRamirezVA) October 11, 2022
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.