POLITICS
01/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cheney Mocks Biden In Fox News Interview

In an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, Vice President Dick Cheney mocked his successor Joe Biden. Asked about the future VP's comment that Cheney has been "the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history," the Republican responded:

"He also said that all the powers and responsibilities of the executive branch are laid out in Article I of the Constitution," Cheney said in a interview that was conducted on Friday. "Well, they're not. Article I of the Constitution is the one on the legislative branch."

"Joe's been chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee in the Senate for 36 years, teaches constitutional law back in Delaware, and can't keep straight which article of the Constitution provides for the legislature and which provides for the executive," Cheney added. "So I think I'd write that off as campaign rhetoric. I don't take it seriously."

While Cheney is correct that Article 1 of the Constitution covers the legislature and Article 2 covers the executive branch, Article 1 does discuss the role of the Vice President in the Senate:

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.