Sunday shows preview: Trump returns as healthcare push looms

Sunday shows preview: Trump returns as healthcare push looms
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Republicans will be hitting the Sunday show circuit this weekend to discuss their efforts to advance healthcare reform as President Trump returns to Washington from his trip to Europe.

Several GOP lawmakers who are undecided on the healthcare plan aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare are set to appear on this week's Sunday shows.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWashington needs to end hidden inflation tax on our capital gains GOP tax writer introduces bill to reduce capital gains taxes Senators push to clear backlog in testing rape kits MORE (R-Texas), who has echoed President Trump's call for Congress to pass a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act if the Senate can't advance a measure to repeal and immediately replace large portions of the law, is slated to appear on ABC's "This Week" and CBS's "Face the Nation."


Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamQuestions mount over Trump-Putin discussions The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia Overnight Defense: Trump inviting Putin to DC | Senate to vote Monday on VA pick | Graham open to US-Russia military coordination in Syria MORE (R-S.C), who has warned about hastily attempting to put the measure to a vote, is scheduled to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press," while Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin MORE (R-Ariz.) – who has criticized party leaders for failing to have the hearings or opportunities to amend the current bill – is set to appear on CBS.

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who has expressed a desire for bipartisan collaboration on the bill, is also slated to be on "Fox News Sunday."

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus will also be appearing on "Fox News Sunday" as the Trump administration seeks to rally support for Trump's agenda and the healthcare push.

Senate GOP leaders said they aimed to put the ObamaCare repeal and replace plan to a vote sometime after the July Fourth recess after delaying votes on the measure because of divisions among Republicans.

While Republicans have majority-power in the Senate with 52 seats, five GOP lawmakers have already expressed their opposition to the current legislation. Republicans can only afford two defections and still pass a bill with Vice President Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

The renewed push comes as Trump returned to Washington on Saturday after a trip to Poland as well as Germany for the high-profile Group of 20 summit. GOP lawmakers are expected to be pressed about Trump's interactions at the summit, including his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Here's the full Sunday show lineup this week:

ABC’s “This Week”: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is set to appear on the show. He'll be joined by outgoing director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub Jr. as well as Cruz and Reps. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Eric Swalwell (D-Calif).

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Graham will be on. Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and his Republican counterpart, Ronna Romney McDaniel, will both be on. Former CIA Director John Brennan will also make an appearance.

“Fox News Sunday”: Both Priebus and Cassidy are scheduled to make appearances on the show.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will join the program as well as McCain and Cruz.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Haley is also scheduled to appear. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and former Defense Secretary Ash Carter are also scheduled to appear on the show.