Cheney urges Biden to run: ‘Go for it, Joe’
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a new interview released Monday that his successor, Joe BidenJoe BidenPrivacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus Trump crowd chants 'lock her up' about Omar as president warns of refugees in Minnesota MORE, should launch a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.


"I'd love to see Joe get in the race," Cheney said with a laugh in an interview with CNN.

"Well go for it, Joe," Cheney said when asked why Biden should run.

"He's tried twice before. He obviously is interested. I think there's a lot of support for him in the Democratic Party. I think it would stir things up. They're short of candidates on their side. So I would urge Joe to have a shot at it," Cheney added.

Cheney, who served as former President George W. Bush's vice president and is promoting his new book co-written with his daughter, Liz Cheney, also weighed in on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

"I think she should have known better," he told CNN.

Cheney also said he thought "there's a real possibility" that the longtime Democratic presidential front-runner's use of a private email server while secretary of State, from 2009-2013, undermines or disqualifies her candidacy.

"There was this notion that Hillary sort of had inherited the nomination, that nobody could really challenge for the nomination. I think that's now pretty well gone by the boards because of her problems ... my bet is Joe's going to run," Cheney said.

Biden made a surprise appearance at a political event in his home state of Delaware over the weekend. He is expected to announce a decision on a White House run sometime in September.