Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered high praise Thursday for his decision to tell Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyGrassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees Popular bill to fight drug prices left out of budget deal Judiciary Dems want public hearings with Kushner, Trump Jr. MORE (D-Vt.) to "f--k himself."

In 2004, a year after the start of the Iraq war, Leahy approached Cheney while the vice president was on the Senate floor about his ties to military contractor Halliburton. Cheney ended the exchange by telling the Vermont senator to "f--k himself."

Cheney appeared on conservative comedian Dennis Miller's radio show Thursday. Miller thanked Cheney for "almost kicking Patrick Leahy’s ass," and Cheney responded with a chuckle.

"You’d be surprised how many people liked that," Cheney followed up. "That’s sort of the best thing I ever did."