Former second lady Lynne Cheney knocked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE on Monday for her recent comments about leaving the White House “dead broke.”

At an event with her husband Dick Cheney and their daughter, Liz, Cheney explained there are different levels of enthusiasm to get involved in politics. 

“When Dick was asked to be vice president, he thought that was a great idea,” she said. “I was not so sure. You know, give up your job, give up your house and move. We weren’t dead broke, excuse me.” 

Clinton received heavy blowback last month for saying she and her husband, President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Make the compromise: Ending chain migration is a small price to legalize Dreamers Assessing Trump's impeachment odds through a historic lens MORE, left the White House in 2001 “in debt” and “dead broke.” She soon after tried to walk back those comments and her husband publicly defended her. 

Clinton is considered the 2016 Democratic frontrunner for president if she chooses to run.

At the event hosted by Politico featuring the Cheney family, a protester eventually appeared holding handcuffs and yelling that the former vice president is a “war criminal.”