ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1973
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(Studio) Nixon vetoes fund cut for bombing in Cambodia and Laos. House sustains President's veto.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(California White House) Veto establishes United States more firmly to bombing in Cambodia. Nixon's veto message says bombing restrictions could lead to Communist takeover in Cambodia, threatening fragile United States agreements in Indochina, US intl. credibility, and crippling plans to halt bombing Nixon's way. Mos. ago Henry Kissinger said agreement in Cambodia to be soon. W t. House rptdly. working on agreement.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(Capitol Hill) Nixon's veto rocks Capitol Hill. Senate leader Mike Mansfield says Nixon to allow government halt if bombing conts. [Senator Thomas EAGLETON - believes decision to continue bombing overrunning government, presidential right. But Congress has right to say when, where, how war will be waged. Congress wants no war in Cambodia.] [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - thinks bombing wasteful, unnecessary, immoral. Hopes amendment to halt bombing added on every bill.] Congress plans to attach Cambodia bombing halt amendment to all big spending bills. Congress openly defies President
REPORTER: Bob Clark