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Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s one-time campaign manager and current transition team advisor, has responded to Sen. Harry Reid’s powerful statement against Donald Trump by doing all but legally threatening him.

On Fox News Sunday, Conway told Chris Wallace, “I find Harry Reid’s public comments and insults about Donald Trump and other Republicans to be beyond the pale. They are incredibly disappointing. Talk about not wanting my children to listen to somebody. He should be very careful about characterizing somebody, in a legal sense, he thinks he’s just being some kind of political pundit there, but I would say be very careful about the way you characterize that. How’s that for accepting the election results?”

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“Are you suggesting that when you say, ‘In a legal sense,’ are you suggesting that Donald Trump might sue Harry Reid?” Wallace followed up.

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“No I’m not suggesting that at all. I’m calling for responsibility and maturity and decency from someone who has held one of the highest positions in our government.”

In a response, Reid said that “Trump owes the nation leadership, not petty attempts to silence his critics”:

This has been Today in Our Burgeoning Autocracy.