Sunday shows preview: Supreme Court fight in spotlight

Sunday shows preview: Supreme Court fight in spotlight
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The fight over President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will be in the spotlight on Sunday, as Vice President Pence appears on four networks to make the case for Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Trump nominated Gorsuch on Tuesday to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but some Democrats, still fuming over the GOP's refusal to hold hearings for former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaFormer NYT correspondent rips Democrats' 'selective use' of constitutional violations Obama portraits leaving National Portrait Gallery to tour museums across the country Tulsi Gabbard explains decision to sue Hillary Clinton: 'They can do it to anybody' MORE’s pick Merrick Garland, are vowing to put up a fight over his confirmation.


Gorsuch is considered ideologically similar to Scalia, and has wide support among Republicans. But he’ll likely need 60 votes in the Senate to be confirmed, and the GOP holds only 52 seats. That means eight Democrats will have to give a nod to Gorsuch.

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinCalifornia Democrat Christy Smith launches first TV ad in bid for Katie Hill's former House seat Biden wins endorsement of Sacramento mayor Roberts under pressure from both sides in witness fight MORE (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, will also weigh in Sunday on Gorsuch’s nomination and what her party could do next.

Pence is also expected to face questions over Trump's response over the weekend to a federal judge's ruling on Friday that temporarily halted his executive order on travel involving seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The president’s reportedly heated conversations with world leaders recently, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, are also expected to be discussed.

Trump allegedly lashed out at Turnbull during a phone conversation last weekend, boasting about his Electoral College win and slamming a refugee deal between the two countries.

Here’s the full lineup:

ABC's "This Week": Pence is making an appearance. Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll CNN cancels next week's Iowa town halls MORE (D-Minn.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) are set to weigh in on the fight to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Reps. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) are on, as well.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Pence is on to discuss what the Trump administration has in store for Iran in the wake of fresh sanctions on the country, as well as the ongoing push to confirm Trump’s Cabinet nominees. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will weigh in on what he thinks of Trump’s presidency so far.

CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE (I-Vt.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans confident they'll win fight on witnesses The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems to present case on abuse of power on trial's third day The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' MORE (R-Ky.) are set to appear.

Fox News Sunday: Pence will share his thoughts on reports of Trump’s tough talk with foreign leaders. And Feinstein will make an appearance to discuss Democrats’ plans for Gorsuch’s nomination.

NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Pence will make an appearance. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party Biden fires back at Sanders on Social Security Warren now also knocking Biden on Social Security MORE (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will also appear.