Dick and Liz Cheney Slam Hillary Clinton, Encourage Joe Biden to Run

PHOTO: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, talk about his new book, "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey," at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Dec. 13, 2013.Miranda Grubbs/AP Photo
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, talk about his new book, "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey," at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, Wyo. on Dec. 13, 2013.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney took aim at Hillary Clinton and the email scandal that she is embroiled in and threw his support behind the current second-in-command, Joe Biden.

The former vice president encouraged Biden to run for president during an interview with Portland’s KEX radio, but declined to give their opinions on the 2016 GOP field, saying they would endorse the eventual nominee.

“I like Joe. I think Joe’s a good man, I think he ought to run for president," he said. "I think the Democrats need more candidates. I’m hoping Joe will get in the race.”

Cheney also attacked Clinton, comparing her emailing practices -- using a private server to conduct government business -- to his own. Clinton has maintained that she didn't do anything illegal and that she did not handle classified information via the private server.

“I didn’t do emails, I didn’t write very many memos on my watch," Cheney said during a radio interview Tuesday morning with KOA in Denver. "That was my practice. I communicated with my staff orally."

Cheney and his daughter Liz were promoting their new book, “Exceptional" and told the station he got rid of a computer that had been installed in his office on his first day as vice president. “I didn’t want the electronics in my office,” he said.

Most of the interviews revolved around topics the two Cheneys have addressed extensively on their book tour, including the Iran nuclear deal and the rise of ISIS. One new topic that Liz Cheney addressed was about the migrant crisis in Europe -– she said the first order of business to address that problem is defeating ISIS.

“As long as ISIS has a caliphate, you’re going to continue to have massive refugee flows, continue to have bases of operation from which they can launch attacks,” she said in response to a question from the hosts of KMBZ’s morning show in Kansas City.

The co-authors also shed light on their writing process, which Liz said also involved her mother Lynne.

“Mom served as editor,” she told New York’s WNYM. “It was an entertaining for the most part family exercise and there were only a few instances where we disagreed,” she added.