Sunday shows preview: White House makes eleventh-hour push for ObamaCare repeal

Sunday shows preview: White House makes eleventh-hour push for ObamaCare repeal
© Greg Nash

The White House is making an eleventh-hour push to repeal and replace ObamaCare on the Sunday news shows this weekend ahead of the Senate's scheduled vote next week.

Marc Short, the White House's legislative director, will join NBC, CBS and Fox News this week to discuss the president's support for the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal bill. Bill cosponsors Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCriticizing Trump’s ‘unsung success’ in Puerto Rico is valid — empty rhetoric is not Biden: Delay Kavanaugh vote to give accuser a fair, respectful hearing Ken Starr says 'I trust Brett Kavanaugh' over allegations that are 'so wildly out of character' MORE (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOutdated global postal system hurts US manufacturers GOP eyes another shot at ObamaCare repeal after McCain’s death Overnight Defense: Push to rename Senate building for McCain sparks GOP backlash | Pentagon has no plans to suspend future Korea war games | Mattis rejects plan to privatize Afghan War MORE (R-La.) will also make an appearance on ABC's This Week.

Short isn't the only White House official joining the shows this week. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will sit down for a 1-on-1 interview with ABC's Martha Raddatz on "This Week," where he will likely discuss the Graham-Cassidy bill as well as the upcoming GOP push for tax reform. Mnuchin will also join CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."


Two other key senators involved in the health care debate will also be making the Sunday show rounds. Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSome employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says Dems inflated Puerto Rico death toll | House cancels Friday votes | Florence starts to hit coast The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Facing major hurricane, Trump is tested MORE (R-Ky.), who has already come out against the bill, will explain his reservations on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday White House says Kavanaugh ready to testify over 'false allegation' MORE (R-Maine), who famously cast a vote defeating the last GOP attempt to repeal ObamaCare, will join CBS' "Face the Nation," as well as CNN's "State of the Union."

Collins has not decided whether or not to support the Graham-Cassidy proposal, but the Maine centrist Republican said on Friday that she was "leaning against" voting for the bill.

Also on "Meet the Press" this week is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who found success edging out congressional GOP leaders earlier this month when she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats should end their hypocrisy when it comes to Kavanaugh and the judiciary Celebrities back both Cuomo and Nixon as New Yorkers head to primary vote Dems launch million digital ad buy in top Senate races MORE (D-N.Y.) made a deal with President Trump to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government through mid-December.

The full Sunday show lineup is as follows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Marc Short, White House legislative affairs director, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Short; Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerSome employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report Colorado governor sets up federal PAC before potential 2020 campaign Hillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet | Reddit bans QAnon forum | FCC delays review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger | EU approves controversial copyright law MORE (R-Colo.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe Manafort went ‘above and beyond’ with plea deal, says ex-federal prosecutor Kavanaugh hires attorney amid sexual assault allegations: report MORE (D-Calif.)

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Mnuchin, Collins.

“Fox News Sunday” — Short; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.