Cheney: Enzi lied about our relationship

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziGOP is addressing tax cuts and a pension bill that could help coal miners Overnight Finance: Congress sends Trump funding bill to avert shutdown | WH sees 'tentative' deal on defense spending | GOP discovers corporate tax snag | Consumer bureau fight heats up | Apple could see B windfall from tax bill Overnight Finance: Congress sends Trump bill to avert shutdown | GOP discovers corporate tax snag | CFPB leadership battle rages MORE (R-Wyo.) lied about their relationship when he said that the two had gone fishing. 

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Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, is challenging Enzi in the Wyoming Republican Senate primary. 

The former vice president predicted confidently that his daughter would win the contest and took a swipe at Enzi for suggesting Cheney and the Republican senator are friends. 

"Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true. Never happened," Cheney said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." 

The comments took place during a wide-ranging interview in which Cheney talked about his health, his opinion of the Obama administration's approach to Middle East policy, and his daughter's foray into Senate politics.

Cheney also said that Republicans need to build a new generation of leaders after they got "whipped" in 2012.

"It's basically, I think, healthy for the party to be brought up short, say, OK, now it's time to go to work," Cheney said.