On Fox News Channel Monday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney explained to Sean Hannity that he was concerned about the reports of the IRS targeting conservative and Tea Party groups.

“I think it’s very dangerous,” Cheney said, theorizing that the sensitivity of the IRS activity would require “somebody pretty high up to sign off on it.”

“It’s one of the most egregious abuse of government power I can think of,” Cheney said. “I remember back in the Watergate days that one of the counts against Richard Nixon was his abuse of power by calling in the IRS to investigate certain individuals that were his adversaries.”