“Marco’s great,” Cheney said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “I’m a big fan of his.” …

“He’s a first-rate asset,” the former vice president said. “We’ll be hearing a lot from him down the road. And the one bright note, I think, from the last election is we do have a good crop of folks coming along who have enormous talent and I think are dedicated to the principles most Americans believe in.”

Cheney also praised Rubio’s handling of his awkward sip of water in the middle of the speech, commending his “sense of humor” in dealing with the episode.