Harry Reid’s disgusting rant on Donald Trump drew the ire of Trump top transition team advisor Kellyanne Conway while talking with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace. Reid called the President-elect, “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.”
Conway said she was disappointed with this and similar rhetoric coming from Reid.
“I find Harry Reid’s public comments and insults about Donald Trump and other Republicans to be beyond the pale,” Conway told Wallace. “They’re incredibly disappointing.”
Conway added that the Nevada Democrat should be “very careful” about making such comments in the future which prompted Wallace to ask if that meant Reid might find himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit.
“No, I’m not suggesting that at all. I’m calling for responsibility and maturity and decency for somebody who has held one of the highest positions in our government, in a country of more than 300 million people,” Conway said.
“I hope President Obama calls Harry Reid today and says, ‘Cut it out.’”
The perception that Conway was making some kind of veiled legal threat was also not lost on Reid, however, whose office quickly responded with a statement:
In only took five days for President-elect Trump to try and silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans. Trump has always used threats of intimidation to silence his critics. Now he wants to silence a discussion of the acts of hate and threats of violence being committed in his name across the country. Silencing this discussion normalizes hate and intimidates the victims. […] Instead of rising to responsibility of his office, Trump is hiding behind his Twitter account and sending his staff on TV to threaten his critics.