Sunday shows - Amash, immigration dominate

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' Romney: Bolton firing 'a huge loss' for nation Amash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 MORE (Mich.) on Sunday sat down for his first interviews since announcing last week that he was leaving the Republican Party.

Immigration also was a key focus on the weekly political shows.

The Hill's full coverage follows.

Amash not ruling out presidential run
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE who left the GOP last week, said Sunday he's not ruling out a presidential run. 

Amash told Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperO'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' O'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Cicilline: O'Rourke's AR-15 comment 'doesn't help' MORE on CNN's "State of the Union" he would consider running as an independent. 
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Amash responds to Trump: Congress is elected to defend the Constitution, not 'one person'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who last week announced that he was leaving the Republican Party, responded to President Trump's criticism, saying on Sunday that representatives are elected to defend the Constitution, not Trump.
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Amash says Pelosi is making a 'moral' and 'strategic' mistake on impeachment
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Newly independent Rep. Justin Amash said on Sunday that he believes Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiProgressives call for impeachment inquiry after reported Kavanaugh allegations The promise and peril of offshoring prescription drug pricing Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump MORE (D-Calif.) is making a mistake by not calling for impeachment proceedings to begin on President Trump. 
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'High-level' Republicans privately thanked me for supporting Trump impeachment, Amash says
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), who announced last week that he was leaving the GOP to become an independent, said Sunday that "high-level" Republican officials have thanked him for his support of impeachment against President Trump.
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White House actions on immigration coming in 'next few months,' Cuccinelli says
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Sunday that the Trump administration is exploring potential actions it can take on immigration and asylum policies in the coming months without Congress.
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Cuccinelli: Critics of detention conditions 'complaining about the numbers they're attracting'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday blamed critics of the Trump administration’s immigration policies for conditions at border detention facilities, saying that they had created the conditions.
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McAleenan denies 'unsubstantiated' allegations of inadequate food, water for children at border stations
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday pushed back against what he called "unsubstantiated" allegations of children living without adequate food, water or sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. 
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Democratic senator: White House has 'used cruelty to children' as a tool of immigration policy
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew Coons The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democratic senator warns O'Rourke AR-15 pledge could haunt party for years Scalise says it's unclear if bipartisan deal on guns will happen MORE (D-Del.) on Sunday blasted the Trump administration’s handling of immigration, accusing the White House of using “cruelty to children” to affect policy changes.
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Tlaib defends vote against funding for 'broken' border system
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS 
 
Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight We must stand together against hatred MORE (D-Mich.) on Sunday defended her decision to vote against a $4.5 billion border funding bill, saying she didn't want to throw more money at a "broken system."
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Cuccinelli: 'I do think' citizenship question will be on 2020 census
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli said Sunday that he believes a citizenship question would be on the 2020 census, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling against its inclusion last week.
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Hurd: 'I shouldn't be the only African-American Republican in the House'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdPelosi: GOP retirements indicate they'll be in the minority, with Democrat in the White House Wave of GOP retirements threatens 2020 comeback Texas Republicans sound alarm about rapidly evolving state MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday said the Republican Party needs to start reflecting the population to keep control of Texas, and compete across the nation. 
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Bennet on strong economic numbers: 'There are two economies' in US
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's 12:30 Report: House panel approves impeachment powers Burden in tonight's debate is on Democratic realists 2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the September Democratic debate MORE (Colo.), a Democratic White House hopeful, on Sunday acknowledged the strong economy under President Trump, but cautioned that “there are two economies” in the United States.
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Moulton knocks Trump for lack of military service
By REGINA ZILBERMINTS
 
Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Wall Street ends volatile month in major test for Trump The Hill's Morning Report — Hurricane headed for Florida changes Trump's travel plans MORE (D-Mass.) a combat veteran and 2020 presidential candidate, hit President Trump on Sunday over holding a military-focused "Salute to America" event on July 4 despite never having served himself.
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Merkley on delaying endorsement: 'We have a different set of cards this time'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyOvernight Health Care: Juul's lobbying efforts fall short as Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes | Facebook removes fact check from anti-abortion video after criticism | Poll: Most Democrats want presidential candidate who would build on ObamaCare Overnight Energy: Democrats call for Ross to resign over report he threatened NOAA officials | Commerce denies report | Documents detail plan to decentralize BLM | Lawmakers demand answers on bee-killing pesticide Oregon Democrats push EPA to justify use of pesticide 'highly toxic' to bees MORE (D-Ore.) on Sunday defended his decision to delay endorsing a 2020 presidential candidate, after backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (I-Vt.) in the senator's 2016 bid for the White House.
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Peter King: Improper behavior by FBI officials 'going to come out'
By JOHN BOWDEN
 
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said in a new interview that the Trump administration would uncover wrongdoing at the highest levels by the FBI and CIA when the Justice Department completes its review into the early stages of the investigation into the Trump campaign.
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