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 TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters 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 lawmakers say Steve King's loss could help them in November The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden on the cusp of formally grasping the Democratic nomination The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen MORE (R-Iowa) and Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsCoronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Michelle McMurry-Heath Republicans turning against new round of ,200 rebate checks Voting rights, public health officials roll out guidelines to protect voters from COVID-19 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 DurbinGraham postpones Russia probe subpoena vote as tensions boil over Senate panel sends Trump appeals court pick to floor in party-line vote Democrats aim to amend Graham subpoena to include Trump allies 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 FlakeKelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Trump asserts his power over Republicans 'Never Trump' Republicans: Fringe, or force to be reckoned with? 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 BluntCalls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Washington prepares for a summer without interns GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill MORE (R-Mo.), President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani will also appear.

"Fox News Sunday": Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBill aims to help farmers sell carbon credits Graham postpones Russia probe subpoena vote as tensions boil over Graham pushes back on Mattis criticism of Trump: 'You're missing something here, my friend' 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 BassNRCC turns up heat on vulnerable Democrats over Omar's call to abolish police House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on police brutality next week Minority caucuses call for quick action on police reform 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.