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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 WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis Financial firms brace for Biden's consumer agency chief Tim Ryan says he's 'looking seriously' at running for Portman's Senate seat MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Klobuchar says Senate impeachment trial of former official is constitutional: 'We have precedent' MORE (D-Minn.) railed against South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Vaccination goals for 2021 Exclusive 'Lucky' excerpt: Vow of Black woman on Supreme Court was Biden turning point 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 BookerNew sitcom follows 'The Rock' as he runs for president in 2032 What the shift in Senate control means for marijuana policy reform Democrats seek answers on impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, Courts 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 TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' 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 BidenDobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Should deficits matter any more? Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate 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 PelosiEverytown urges Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to resign over newly uncovered remarks Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after being hospitalized Marjorie Taylor Greene expressed support on Facebook for violence against Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) has suggested she may not deliver the articles to the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate MORE (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn't shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country 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 JohnsonBiden's Commerce secretary pick says Section 230 'needs some reform' Senate committee advances Biden's DHS pick despite Republican pushback GOP senators call for commission to investigate Capitol attack MORE (R-Wis.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntJust five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional Trump, allies raise pressure on Senate GOP ahead of impeachment This week: Senate stuck in limbo MORE (R-Mo.), Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenSenators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal Romney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE (D-Md.) and Dick DurbinDick DurbinOn The Money: GOP digs in on defending Trump tax cuts | Democrats bullish on raising minimum wage | Financial sector braces for Biden's consumer bureau pick Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after being hospitalized Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick 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 DingellExisting technology can eliminate drunk driving Democrats to levy fines on maskless lawmakers on House floor Growing number of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Capitol siege MORE (D-Mich.)

Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" - Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewSunday shows preview: Riots roil Washington as calls for Trump's removal grow NJ Republican pushes for Ways and Means seat a year after switching parties Here are the Republicans planning to challenge the Electoral College results MORE (R-N.J.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate committee advances Biden's DHS pick despite Republican pushback Google suspends donations to lawmakers who voted against certifying election The Hill's Morning Report - Biden argues for legislative patience, urgent action amid crisis MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Trump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair MORE (R-S.C.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyFormer lawmakers call on leadership to focus on unity Cheney spokesperson on Gaetz: 'In Wyoming, the men don't wear make-up' Biden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop MORE (R-Calif.)