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 BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment 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.