Sunday shows preview: Washington braces for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sunday shows preview: Washington braces for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Talk of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE's highly anticipated nomination to the Supreme Court will take the main stage on the Sunday show circuit this week ahead of Trump's expected announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy's potential replacement.

The president attempted to drum up enthusiasm for his Monday evening announcement in a tweet on Saturday morning, hyping his "big decision" about the nomination.

Leonard Leo, Trump's outside adviser on the judicial nomination process will make an appearance on ABC's "This Week" after previously telling reporters that Trump's pick likely would not focus on overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that is viewed as a top target by many conservative judicial activists.

"I don’t think at the end of the day it’s about Roe v. Wade, it’s about having judges on the court who are going to interpret the Constitution the way it’s written,” Leo told Fox News. “And part of interpreting the Constitution is taking into account major precedents, and that’s going to happen.”


Leading the Democrats' charge against conservative efforts to push Trump toward a nominee who would favor overturning Roe v. Wade, is NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, who will appear on “Fox News Sunday."

Several senators involved with the nomination process on the Senate Judiciary Committee will also make appearances Sunday. Sens. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstGOP senator divorcing from husband GOP senators introduce bill to preserve ObamaCare's pre-existing conditions protections Pence: Trump’s national security will be as 'dominant' in space as it is on Earth MORE (R-Iowa) and Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsJudiciary Democrat calls for additional witnesses to testify on Kavanaugh Kavanaugh allegations could be monster storm brewing for midterm elections      Sunday shows preview: White House officials on offensive in wake of anonymous NY Times op-ed MORE (D-Del.) will both appear on CBS News's "Face the Nation," while Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) will appear on "Fox News Sunday."

Other senators appearing on Sunday shows include Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinAmnesty International calls to halt Kavanaugh nomination Fox's Chris Wallace: All 10 Democratic Senate Judiciary members again declined interview invitations Durbin: ‘No reason’ for people to remember Kavanaugh at party accuser describes MORE (D-Ill.), who will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, (D-Conn.), who will appear alongside Leo on ABC, and Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Police arrest 128 protesting Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill GOP launches counteroffensive on Kavanaugh MORE (R-Ariz.), who will appear on CNN's "State of the Union."

The full lineup for this week's Sunday shows is as follows:

NBC's "Meet the Press": Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntMurkowski echoes calls for Kavanaugh, accuser to testify Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday Kavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow MORE (R-Mo.), President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani will also appear.

"Fox News Sunday": Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing' MORE (R-S.C.); NARAL president Ilyse Hogue, NATO U.S. representative Kay Bailey Hutchison.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), Hutchison will also appear.

CNN's "State of the Union":  Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.); Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassSentencing reform is critical for youth in the justice system Pregnant and imprisoned: The crisis thousands of women are facing Santorum: Mueller could avoid charges of McCarthyism by investigating DOJ, FBI MORE (D-Calif.).

ABC's "This Week": Leonard Leo, adviser to President Trump on judicial nominations; Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Giuliani will appear.