Pence Now Looking to George HW Bush as 'Example'

"I’ve been spending a fair amount of time thinking about the life and the example of Vice President George H.W. Bush because I think then as now was a president taking office who came to Washington, D.C. to change Washington who had a bold and fresh leadership, and who had marshaled the support of millions of Americans that carried him into office," Pence said.

Pence previously told Raddatz that he hoped to have a "very active vice president" like the last Republican to hold the job: Cheney.

Pence told Raddatz he spoke to the former president "a few weeks back" and had a "wonderful conversation."

"I’m just very grateful for these predecessors and the way they’ve reached out to give me the full range of their counsel and also the kind encouragement apart from politics of people who have done the job," he said.