The shocking defeat of House Majority leader Eric Cantor and the mounting crisis in Iraq will dominate Sunday political talk shows.
Cantor lost his Virginia Republican primary bid Tuesday to economics professor David Brat, a Tea Party candidate who criticized Cantor’s stances on immigration reform and the debt ceiling deal.
Here's the lineup:
ABC’s “This Week”- Cantor will give his first interview since Tuesday’s stunning loss. The show will include House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and former Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli discussing the situation in Iraq as well as Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a vocal immigration reform advocate.
NBC’s “Meet The Press” will feature an exclusive interview with 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will discuss what Cantor’s loss means for the 2014 election, Hillary Clinton’s potential run for president in 2016 and the violence in Iraq.
The conversation about Iraq will continue with a panel of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), and a panel including GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, former-Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) and former Republican candidate for Virginia Governor Ken Cuccinelli will discuss the week’s news, including the continued questions over the trade for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
CBS’s “Face the Nation” will include a discussion with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, about Iraq's unrest and Cantor’s loss. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will join the show to talk about the fallout from Cantor's upset.
Cantor and Graham will appear again on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which will also include Iraq war veterans Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Major General Paul Eaton, the U.S. Army official who helped to train the Iraqi troops.
“Fox News Sunday” - will feature House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) to discuss the situation in Iraq. National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and House Budget Committee Vice Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) will talk Cantor.