Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump signs law guaranteeing back pay for federal workers Pence says 'ISIS has been defeated' hours after attack that killed US troops in Syria School where Karen Pence will teach prohibits LGBT students, faculty MORE, the Republican vice presidential nominee, said on Sunday that he admires former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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"I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American," Pence said on ABC's "This Week."

Pence said he wants to be a "very active vice president."

"Vice President Cheney had experience in Congress, as I do, and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate," Pence said.

The Indiana governor said he's talked to Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE about what he would do as vice president, but Pence said he's going to keep those conversations private.

"I think that Donald Trump has an agenda to get this country moving again," he said.

"I hope that I'll be an effective champion of that."

Pence said the quality he admires most in a vice president is the ability to take the vision of the president and "champion that on Capitol Hill."

"And I would hope that my relationships over my 12 years in Congress and my four years here as governor of Indiana would help carry Donald Trump's vision to make America great again to people who would be crafting the legislation to put that into practice."