Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death

 Sunday shows preview: Leaders weigh in as country erupts in protest over George Floyd death
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Outrage and discourse that has arisen in response to the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, is expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit. 

Demonstrations erupted as news broke about Floyd's death in over 30 cities across the country this week, some have turned violent as protestors clash with police.

Floyd was arrested and handcuffed by Minneapolis police on Monday after they responded to reports of a forgery.

Bystander footage captured of the situation shows former officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes, with Floyd pleading for air, saying that he couldn't breath.

Chauvin continued to kneel on Floyd's neck after Floyd was unresponsive. Floyd died in police custody.

Protests erupted in the Powderhorn neighborhood where Floyd was killed.

The four officers involved in Floyd's death were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department, but Chauvin wasn't arrested until Friday morning.

Later that day, he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter by Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman. Lawmakers weighed in on the situation throughout the week as protests escalated and the Minnesota  National Guard was mobilized.

Protests have also escalated in cities across the country, including Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Louisville, Ky., New York City and Chicago.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House readies for Chauvin verdict House GOP's McClain responds to Pelosi calling her 'that woman' GOP struggles to rein in nativism MORE (D-Calif.), who will appear on ABC's "This Week," said that Floyd was "murdered on TV." 

Also appearing on "This Week" will be Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' White House reverses course on refugee cap after Democratic eruption MORE (D-Minn.) who helped author a House resolution on Friday that condemned "all acts of brutality" by law enforcement and called for "the end of militarized policing practices."

Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsTrump hands Rubio coveted reelection endorsement in Florida Democrats urge Biden to take executive action on assault-style firearms Vanita Gupta will fight for all as associate attorney general MORE (D-Fla.), a former police chief, wrote a scathing op-ed in The Washington Post Friday.

"We all know that the level of force must meet the level of resistance," she wrote. "We all can see that there was absolutely zero resistance from George Floyd. He posed no threat to anyone, especially law enforcement."

Demings will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Fox's "Fox News Sunday" will feature two Minnesota officials: State Attorney General Keith EllisonKeith EllisonDeSantis signs 'anti-riot bill' cracking down on 'public disorder' Sunday shows - Infrastructure in the spotlight Omar: Minneapolis community is 'on edge' around Chauvin trial MORE (D) and Andy Skoogman, the executive directors of Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Also appearing on the morning circuit is national security adviser Robert O'BrienRobert O'BrienHuawei says sales rose in 2020, but growth slowed amid US sanctions White House aides head for exits after chaos at Capitol Top Melania Trump aide Stephanie Grisham resigns MORE, U.S. trade representative Peter Navarro, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielRNC rolls out ad campaign hitting Democrats over election reform RNC to shadow Biden as he promotes COVID-19 relief bill Fundraising spat points to Trump-GOP fissures MORE and Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesFormer GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns Sunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues Overnight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he MORE (R-Calif.).

Below is a full lineup of the shows.


ABC's “This Week" — Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.); White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien.

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.).

CBS' “Face the Nation" — Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the family of George Floyd; Scott Gottlieb, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; David Brown, superintendent of the Chicago Police Department; Tom Wyatt, CEO of KinderCare Education.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — O'Brien; Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerBass 'hopeful' on passing police reform: 'Republicans that I am working with are operating in good faith' Progressive lawmakers press DHS chief on immigration detention Democrats battle over best path for Puerto Rico MORE (D-N.J.)

“Fox News Sunday" — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison; Andy Skoogman, executive director of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association; Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottBass 'hopeful' on passing police reform: 'Republicans that I am working with are operating in good faith' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Tim Scott to participate in GOP event in Iowa MORE (R-S.C.); Cornel West, Harvard University professor.

Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures": Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults now eligible for COVID vaccines Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives Pompeo violated ethics rules, State Dept. watchdog finds MORE, Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson15 Senate Republicans pledge to oppose lifting earmark ban 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party Republicans fret over divisive candidates MORE (R-Wis.), Florida Governor Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis signs 'anti-riot bill' cracking down on 'public disorder' WHO panel comes out against requiring vaccination proof for travel Parade of 2024 GOP hopefuls court House conservatives MORE (R), former Senior White House Chief Strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonThere was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's new free speech site to ban certain curse words Trump denies Gaetz asked him for blanket pardon MORE

"America This Week with Eric Bolling" — Peter Navarro, U.S. trade rep; Jerry Falwell, president of Liberty University; Mark Lamont Hill, BET News Host; Ronna McDaniel, RNC Co-Chair; KT McFarland, former deputy national security adviser; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).