Sunday shows preview: 2020 race heats up as impeachment moves to Senate

Sunday shows preview: 2020 race heats up as impeachment moves to Senate
© Greg Nash

The 2020 presidential race and the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial are expected to dominate the Sunday talk shows as lawmakers hit the morning show circuit this week.

The White House race heated up this week as Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (D-Minn.) railed against South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Candidates weighing using private jets to get to Iowa Biden nabs endorsement from Iowa Democrat in swing district MORE (D) during the Democratic debate Thursday night, as Buttigieg surges in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The primary field has been mired in a weekslong feud over transparency regarding the candidates’ campaign finances, with several of the presidential hopefuls announcing they would open their private fundraisers to the press and disclose their bundlers.

Klobuchar is set to go on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday while fellow 2020 White House hopeful Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Dems to Pompeo: Comments about NPR reporter 'insulting and contemptuous' Black caucus in Nevada: 'Notion that Biden has all of black vote is not true' The Hill's 12:30 Report: House managers to begin opening arguments on day two MORE (D-N.J.) is scheduled to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Booker and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, two candidates of color who did not make the latest debate stage, have called on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to lower its thresholds for future debates to allow more candidates to qualify. 

The House’s vote almost exclusively along party lines this week to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE – alleging abuse of power with his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress over his refusal to comply with the inquiry – are also set to dominate the airwaves this Sunday.

The House accused Trump of abuse of power over his push to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters George Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump MORE, a chief political rival, while the second impeachment article focused on his administration's refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas for testimony and documents.

Lawmakers left town for the holiday recess this week amid uncertainty over when the Senate impeachment trial will begin in January. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiClinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views on misinformation Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president MORE (D-Calif.) has suggested she may not deliver the articles to the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSchumer: Trump's team made case for new witnesses 'even stronger' Trump, Democrats risk unintended consequences with impeachment arguments CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president Impeachment has been a dud for Democrats Trump insults Democrats, calls on followers to watch Fox News ahead of impeachment trial MORE (D-N.Y.) agree to the parameters of a trial.

Debate over the looming Senate proceedings is expected to continue on Sunday as Sens. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGraham vows Biden, Ukraine probe after impeachment trial GOP warns of 'drawn out' executive privilege battle over Bolton testimony  Senate Republicans confident they'll win fight on witnesses MORE (R-Wis.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntMeadows says Trump told him he didn't threaten senators on impeachment vote Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment Trump team to present case for about two hours on Saturday MORE (R-Mo.), Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenFox's Napolitano: There is 'ample and uncontradicted' evidence supporting Trump's removal from office Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation Democrats shoot down talk of Bolton, Hunter Biden witness swap MORE (D-Md.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats see Mulvaney as smoking gun witness at Trump trial Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE (D-Ill.) all appear on the morning shows.

Here’s the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC's “This Week” – Johnson and Jones

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Booker and Marc Short, Vice President Pence's chief of staff

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Klobuchar, Blunt, Van Hollen and Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of Christianity Today.

CNN's “State of the Union" — Klobuchar, Blunt and Durbin

“Fox News Sunday" — Short and Rep. Debbie DingellDeborah (Debbie) Ann DingellMaking waves to protect America's waters Trump suggests LBJ is in hell: 'He's probably looking down — or looking up' 10 controversies that rocked the Trump White House in 2019 MORE (D-Mich.)

Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" - Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Social Security emerges as flash point in Biden-Sanders fight | Dems urge Supreme Court to save consumer agency | Trump to sign USMCA next week NJ Rep. Van Drew said he wouldn't vote for Trump weeks before switching parties: report DCCC to run ads tying 11 House Republicans to Trump remarks on entitlements MORE (R-N.J.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump, Democrats risk unintended consequences with impeachment arguments Impeachment trial to enter new phase with Trump defense Jordan says he thinks trial will be over by next week MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president MORE (R-S.C.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Cheney's decision not to run for Senate sparks Speaker chatter Mark Mellman: A failure of GOP leadership MORE (R-Calif.)