Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) got encouragement to run for the nation’s highest office from an interesting person on Monday. Former Vice President Dick Cheney was being interviewed on CNN when he was asked about the 2016 race for the White House.
“I’d love to see Joe get in the race… Well go for it, Joe,” Cheney said with a laugh. “He’s tried twice before. He obviously is interested. I think there’s a lot of support for him in the Democratic Party. I think it would stir things up. They’re short of candidates on their side. So I would urge Joe to have a shot at it,” the former Vice President added.
Later, when asked who would be a more formidable opponent Biden or Clinton, Cheney said that, “There was this notion that Hillary sort of had inherited the nomination, that nobody could really challenge for the nomination. I think that’s now pretty well gone by the boards because of her problems … my bet is Joe’s going to run.”
As you can see, Cheney also had some far more serious comments to make about Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton and the email scandal she finds herself mired in.
When asked about the email scandal, Cheney projected disbelief that Clinton didn’t realize what she was doing was wrong.
“I think it was sloppy and unprofessional, that it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications. She’s an intelligent woman. She spent a lot of time in the White House. You should not operate in the way she did.”
When asked if the former Vice President believed that the Chinese or Russians had hacked her emails, he responded perfectly, “They’ve got my personnel records how can they not have her emails?” Cheney also agreed that the situation might very well disqualify her from holding higher office.
From what we’ve heard so far, the entire interview will likely prove to be a very insightful and interesting interview.