This is real.
According to The Daily Wire, self-described “award-winning multi-media journalist” David Leavitt —who has written for CBS, Yahoo, and more —called a child abuse hotline on a Virginia State Senator because she said she was teaching her daughter about Columbus Day.
From The Daily Wire:
Leavitt responded by attempting to get some of his 330,000+ followers to harass Ramirez by reporting her to Child Protective Services.
“Can someone please call child care services on Tina Ramirez who’s teaching her child to be a racist?” he asked.
He then apparently decided to make the call himself — and complained about the long wait time to speak to someone at the hotline.
“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 asked.
While Leavitt continued to hold, Ramirez responded with “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?” Leavitt said that didn’t make her “any less racist.”
Ramirez ultimately blew up Leavitt in a Twitter thread of her own.
“Radical leftist @David_Leavitt didn’t just call CPS to level accusations against me,” she continued. “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.”
“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,” Ramirez added.
“This goes back to what Virginians fought for in 2021 when they elected @GlennYoungkin: parent’s rights,” Ramirez concluded. “The radical left is willing to sit on hold with CPS for a full hour to level accusations of child abuse — all because we don’t agree with their out-of-touch worldview.”