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 ObamaDemocratic governors fizzle in presidential race Obamas reportedly buying Martha's Vineyard mansion Trump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll MORE’s pick Merrick Garland, are vowing to put up a fight over his confirmation.

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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 FeinsteinTrailer shows first look at Annette Bening as Dianne Feinstein Trump administration urges Congress to reauthorize NSA surveillance program The Hill's Morning Report - More talk on guns; many questions on Epstein's death 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 KlobucharGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate 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 SandersGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats press FBI, DHS on response to white supremacist violence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democratic field narrows with Inslee exit McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster 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 RyanUSCIS chief Cuccinelli blames Paul Ryan for immigration inaction Soaring deficits could put Trump in a corner if there's a recession Paul Ryan moving family to Washington MORE (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will also appear.