Trump VP Pence says he views Cheney as a
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[September 19, 2016]
By Alana Wise
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's vice
presidential running mate, Mike Pence, said he views former vice
president Dick Cheney as a role model for the No. 2 job in the
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news
conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured)
following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington,
U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
"I frankly hold
Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president
and as an American," Pence said in an interview on ABC's "This
Week" that was taped on Saturday and aired on Sunday.
"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," Pence said.
Cheney, vice president to Republican George W. Bush, was known
for wielding strong influence in the administration,
particularly in Bush's first term. Cheney was a forceful
advocate of the decision to invade Iraq and some aides to Bush
have said they believed he wielded too much power.
Pence said he had spoken with Trump about areas he would focus
on as vice president but said he did not want to discuss their
Cheney has said he will support Trump in the Nov. 8 election
against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
(Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Caren Bohan and Bill Trott)
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