In other news, Sean Hannity said on his show today "I don't believe any other president in history ever said he would not defend a law on the books."
- If I recall correctly, in 1973 or 74, President Nixon said he was "confiscating the funds" for several federal programs that had just become law.
- He said he felt the Congress had gone too far in getting the Fed government involved in American lives.
- That was despite his having signed the laws in question.
- He could have executed his veto, but did not. IOW, Congress did not need to override a veto he never made.
I do not recall enough of the incident because Watergate became news again very soon thereafter. Perhaps someone else will remind us more of the details.