Pence Would Pattern Himself After Cheney as VP

By Melanie Arter | September 19, 2016 | 11:02am EDT
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence (AP Photo)

( – GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence told ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney is who he would model himself after as vice president.

“I hold Dick Cheney in very high regard in his role as vice president, and that's a very active vice president,” Pence said in response to ABC’s Martha Raddatz’s question about what kind of vice president Pence would be and which past vice president he would model himself after.


“Vice President Cheney had experience in the Congress as I do, and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate,” Pence added.

“And just one more thing on Dick Cheney, I mean, Dick Cheney was often criticized as being too much of a force over the president,” Raddatz said.

“Well, I think, what I admire most in vice presidents is when they're able to take the vision of the president and champion that on Capitol Hill,” Pence said.

“And I would hope that my relationships over my 12 years in Congress and my four years here as governor of Indiana would help me carry Donald Trump's vision to make America great again to people that will be crafting a legislation to put that into practice.”

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