Trump Veep Mike Pence Says His Role Model for Vice President Is Dick Cheney

By Ines De La Cuetara | 18 September 2016

ABC NEWS — GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said his role model for the number two spot is the last Republican to hold the job — Dick Cheney.

“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Pence said that, like Cheney, he hoped to be “a very active vice president.”

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

Asked by ABC News’ Martha Raddatz about criticism that Cheney had too much influence over President George W. Bush, Pence said that he admires vice presidents who are “able to take the vision of the president and champion that on Capitol Hill.” []

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