Cheney says he felt better after cursing at Leahy

From: CNN, 2004

Vice President Dick Cheney has said he didn’t regret cursing at Sen. Patrick Leahy earlier this week, and said he felt better after the incident. […]

“That’s not the kind of language I usually use,” the vice president said in the interview during a campaign stop in Michigan.

When asked if he had cursed at Leahy, Cheney answered, “Probably.”

Do you have any regrets?,” Neil Cavuto asked.

No. I said it,” the vice president responded. […]

“Part of the problem here is that instead of having a substantive debate over important substantive policy issues, he had challenged my integrity, and I didn’t like that. But most of all I didn’t like the fact that after he’d done so, then he wanted to act like everything was peaches and cream.”

Leahy confirmed to CNN on Thursday that Cheney had used profanity in the exchange. […]

When asked what the reaction was from senators who overheard the conversation, Cheney said he thought several of his colleagues “felt that what I’d said badly needed to be said, that it was long overdue.”

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