Sunday shows preview: Dem debate fallout
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The next step in the Democratic presidential race starts Sunday morning, when campaigns will look to spin Saturday’s debate forward as 2015 heads to an end.
Clinton will not be on the shows herself, but a pair of top officials from her campaign will be.
Communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Chairman John Podesta will both be on to discuss the campaign’s reaction to news that the Sanders campaign breached a voter database.
A slew of Republican primary candidates will also make appearances and give their reactions to the Democratic debate.
Front-runner Donald Trump, who accused Clinton of throwing Sanders “under the bus” over the data breach, will be on two programs, where he will discuss his on-again, off-again relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will also make an appearance to discuss the recently passed government-spending bill, the first major hurdle cleared in his incipient speakership.
Here are the rest of Sunday’s expected guests:
ABC’s “This Week”: As hosts of the Democratic debate, ABC will have Sanders live on set from New Hampshire to get his reaction to the contest. Palmieri will follow on the program to spin Clinton’s performance.
A pair of combative GOP presidential candidates who are up in the polls, Trump and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, will also be on to give their reactions to the debate.
CBS’s “Face the Nation”: A pair of Floridian Republican primary candidates, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, headline the program.
Rubio will respond to allegations that he has been delinquent in his duty as a senator by missing the vote on the omnibus bill Friday, and Bush will try to spin his positive performance at Tuesday’s Republican debate.
CNN’s “State of the Union”: Both sitting senators from the Bluegrass State will be on the program, as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gives his take on the government spending bill that he voted against Friday.
He will be followed by his elder statesman, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who was instrumental in the bill’s passage.
Former Republican primary candidate Rick Perry, who dropped out of the race in September, will also be on the show as a part of the political roundtable.
“Fox News Sunday”: Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina will be on the program to evaluate the debate performance of her bête noire, Clinton.
The former business executive will be followed by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and introduced legislation earlier this week to ban assault weapons.
NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Trump will make his second appearance on the day, where he will discuss his praise of “highly respected” Russian strongman Putin.
Sanders will also be on, as will Ryan.