Sunday shows preview: Next steps on national security
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Days after Thanksgiving, the continued debate on whether Syrian refugees should be allowed into the country will dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.
Republican presidential candidate Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump walks a tightrope with comments on NATO Progressive politics have done nothing to help black America Is civility in America really dead? MORE will appear live on three programs from Jordan, where he is currently visiting with Syrian refugees. And Fellow GOP White House hopeful Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamKelly lobbied Republicans to rebuke Trump after Putin press conference: report Senate weighs new Russia response amid Trump backlash Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE (R-S.C.) will be interviewed live from Iraq, where he has called for 10,000 U.S. troops to be deployed.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPence, Pompeo urged Trump to clarify Russia remarks: report GOP lawmaker renews call for Trump to release tax returns after Putin summit House conservatives criticize media, not Trump, for Putin furor MORE (R-Ariz.) will give his take on the state of international affairs. McCain has said the emphasis on the refugees fleeing war-torn Syria is “misplaced.”
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) will also make appearances to talk about the legislative effort to bolster national security.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Sub-Committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, will weigh in on the latest developments in the Syrian refugee debate.
A cadre of 2016 candidates, including GOP front-runner Donald Trump via phone, will also be on the shows to discuss their foreign policy platforms.
Here are the rest of Sunday’s expected guests:
ABC’s “This Week”: Ben Carson headlines the show live from Jordan, where the retired neurosurgeon is visiting refugee camp hospitals and clinics, followed by fellow Republican presidential hopeful Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Carson another appearance, followed by Graham, McCain and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
CNN’s “State of the Union”: Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be on to discuss his opposition to the White House’s refugee program.
McCaul will follow. Earlier this month he introduced the SAFE Act, which makes it more difficult for Syrian refugees to enter the country. It overwhelmingly passed the House.
“Fox News Sunday”: Carly Fiorina will try to convince voters that she is the most qualified presidential candidate to lead country in the continued fight against radical Islam.
Burr will be on to discuss how the Senate will respond to the House legislation on refugees. It is unclear whether the bill will come up for a vote in the upper chamber.
King will make an appearance on another early morning Fox News program, “Sunday Morning Features.”
NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Trump headlines the program via phone to defend himself against allegations that he mocked the disability of a New York Times reporter. He will be followed by Carson's third appearance of the day.