Cheney wasn't too specific, but suggested "perhaps she might have been easier for some of us who are critics of the president to work with."
"I have the sense that she’s one of the more competent members of the current administration, and it would be interesting to speculate about how she might perform if she’d be president," Cheney said, appearing on "Fox News Sunday." "I don’t want to be in the position where I’m supporting Hillary Clinton. That might be the kiss of death for her.
Mediaite has the clip below:
Cheney has been all over the news lately as part of an effort to promote his just-released memoir, "In My Time." Former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice both fired back at some of the content in the former vice president's book, saying he had taken "cheap shots."
In response, Cheney said he takes nothing back.
Host Chris Wallace also asked Cheney whether he thought there's a liberal bias in the mainstream media, airing a clip from Cheney's recent appearance on "The Today Show" in which the camera quickly zoomed out to focus on a person holding a sign that said "Investigate Cheney."
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"I think there probably is but I don't spend a lot of time worrying about it," Cheney said, noting that there are a "lot of outlets out there now" for conservatives to have their voices heard. "There are a lot of people out there who don't like me, don't agree with what I did in public life, disagree fundamentally with my views. It's OK, it's democracy."
Cheney also brushed off a recent claim from Powell's former chief of staff Lawrence Wilkerson that Cheney wrote his book to assert himself so as not to be tried for war crimes.
"Well that's news to me," Cheney said. "I don't pay a lot of attention to Mr. Wilkerson. I don't know him....I know he speaks out from time to time, and that strikes me as a cheap shot."