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

Mike Pence Says His Role Model for Vice President Is Dick Cheney (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. “

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

Pence often touts his experience in Congress on the campaign trail and just last week was on Capitol Hill to meet with Republicans in both the House and the Senate.

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