Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial

Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial
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Congress’ ongoing impeachment investigation is expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as lawmakers hit the morning show circuit.

The House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a trial in front of the full Senate as early as the following week. The House Judiciary voted out of committee two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The investigation, which is widely expected to advance to the Senate, has sharply divided Congress — Democrats say Trump overstepped by allegedly leveraging nearly $400 million in military aid and a White House meeting with the Ukrainian president for the probe into political rival and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control MORE, while Republicans claim that Trump did nothing wrong and was seeking to ensure that taxpayer dollars did not fund corruption in a country with a reputation for government misconduct. 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCoronavirus pushes GOP's Biden-Burisma probe to back burner Texas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Schiff: Remote voting would not compromise national security MORE (D-Calif.), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee who oversaw several private and public depositions with government officials, is set to appear on ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday.” Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak House Democrats plead with key committee chairman to allow remote voting amid coronavirus pandemic Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: 'We are the captains of this ship' MORE (D-N.Y.), the chair of the judiciary panel, will also appear on “This Week.” 

Despite the ongoing divisions on Capitol Hill, the Senate is widely anticipated to clear Trump of any wrongdoing. Senators are currently debating the format of their trial, with many advocating for one in which witnesses are not called since the outcome is largely predetermined with the GOP’s 53-47 advantage in the Senate. 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump reviews Pelosi on morning TV: 'She wasn't bad' Encryption helps America work safely – and that goes for Congress, too Graham: Pelosi comment on Trump is 'most shameful, disgusting statement by any politician in modern history' MORE (R-S.C.), the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a staunch Trump ally, and Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenator Tom Coburn's government oversight legacy Democratic lawmakers demand government stop deporting unaccompanied children Legal immigrants at risk of losing status during coronavirus pandemic MORE (D-Ill.), the Senate minority whip, will appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulMcConnell: Impeachment distracted government from coronavirus threat Warren knocks McConnell for forcing in-person Senate vote amid coronavirus pandemic House chairwoman diagnosed with 'presumed' coronavirus infection MORE (R-Ky.) and Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownDemocrats press Mnuchin to defend T coronavirus stimulus IG Senator Tom Coburn's government oversight legacy Democratic senators ask Pompeo to provide coronavirus aid to Palestinian territories MORE (D-Ohio) are scheduled to come on CNN's “State of the Union,” Sens. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsSenate includes 0M for mail-in voting in coronavirus spending deal Hillicon Valley: Facebook reports huge spike in usage during pandemic | Democrats push for mail-in voting funds in coronavirus stimulus | Trump delays deadline to acquire REAL ID Democrats press for more stimulus funding to boost mail-in voting MORE (D-Del.) and Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns MORE (R-Penn.) will appear on NBC's “Meet the Press” and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFlorida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops Ted Cruz jokes about quarantine boredom, 'Tiger King' Trump faces mounting pressure to unleash Defense Production Act MORE (R-Texas) will appear on “This Week.”

U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerGOP senator warns quick vote on new NAFTA would be 'huge mistake' Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019 Pelosi sounds hopeful on new NAFTA deal despite tensions with White House MORE will also appear on “Face the Nation” to discuss the deal struck between the White House and House Democrats on the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Here’s the full Sunday show lineup: 

ABC's “This Week" — Nadler, Schiff, Cruz

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Coons, Toomey

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Graham, Durbin, Lighthizer 

CNN's “State of the Union" — Paul, Brown, Reps. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGarth Brooks accepts Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Texas kicks off critical battle for House control Gun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 MORE (R-Texas) and Karen BassKaren Ruth BassBiden congratulates Trump on implementing Defense Production Act House Democrats press Barr to protect inmates from coronavirus CBC chair endorses Biden MORE (D-Calif.) 

“Fox News Sunday" — Schiff; former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? Full appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him MORE; White House adviser Pam Bondi.