GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Dick Cheney is his role model for the nation's No. 2 White House spot.
In an interview with ABC News' "This Week," the Indiana governor said he hoped to be "a very active vice president" like Cheney was with President George W. Bush.
"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."
"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 added.
Pence also said he admired vice presidents "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."
Pence also elaborated on Donald Trump's criticism of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, describing Gates' role in the handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq as "the reason why we have so many members of our armed forces" support Trump.
"The simple truth is, that during his tenure as secretary of defense, Secretary Gates was part of the Obama administration's handling of U.S. withdrawal from Iraq," he said. "And the way that we got without renegotiating a status of forces agreement, without leaving any combat forces in Iraq created a vacuum in which the ISIS caliphate was able to rise up and compromise large areas of Iraq to this very day that were hard-fought and won by the sacrifices of American soldiers."
"I understand that Secretary Gates may not want to hear that, but the American people know it's true," he added.
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