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 WarrenPentagon charts its own course on COVID-19, risking Trump's ire Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharPoll: Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Minnesota The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US death toll nears 100,000 as country grapples with reopening It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Minn.) railed against South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIt's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race 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 BookerStakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Booker introduces bill to create 'DemocracyCorps' for elections 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 TrumpTrump anti-reg push likely to end up in court Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel 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 BidenBiden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel What does Joe Biden believe about NASA, space exploration and commercial space? 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 PelosiWomen suffering steeper job losses in COVID-19 economy The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Crowds return during Memorial Day weekend Democratic leaders say Trump testing strategy is 'to deny the truth' about lack of supplies MORE (D-Calif.) has suggested she may not deliver the articles to the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocratic leaders say Trump testing strategy is 'to deny the truth' about lack of supplies Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff House members race to prepare for first-ever remote votes MORE (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocratic leaders say Trump testing strategy is 'to deny the truth' about lack of supplies Trump slams Sessions: 'You had no courage & ruined many lives' Senate Democrats call on Trump administration to let Planned Parenthood centers keep PPP loans 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 JohnsonHouse chair threatens subpoenas if Pompeo doesn't provide Biden docs he gave Senate GOP Senate confirms Ratcliffe to be Trump's spy chief Schumer dubs GOP 'conspiracy caucus' amid Obama-era probes MORE (R-Wis.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntWashington prepares for a summer without interns GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill Senators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day MORE (R-Mo.), Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead Economic fears deepen as US escalates tensions with China Pelosi says House is looking at bill that could delist some Chinese companies from US stock exchanges MORE (D-Md.) and Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Senate to try to pass fix for Paycheck Protection Program Thursday 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 DingellOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Coal company sues EPA over power plant pollution regulation | Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards | EPA watchdog may probe agency's response to California water issues Automakers fight effort to freeze fuel efficiency standards We owe front-line workers a debt of gratitude for their courage and compassion MORE (D-Mich.)

Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" - Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewTrump campaign launches new fundraising program with House Republicans NY, NJ lawmakers call for more aid to help fight coronavirus Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis MORE (R-N.J.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzState Department scrutiny threatens Pompeo's political ambitions 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWhy do Americans worry about North Korea? Senate confirms Ratcliffe to be Trump's spy chief Abrams announces endorsements in 7 Senate races MORE (R-S.C.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy yanks endorsement of California candidate over social media posts Trump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead MORE (R-Calif.)