The protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25, and the subsequent instances of police brutality to quell them are expected to dominate the Sunday show circuit this weekend.
Floyd’s death has led to another week of protests across the U.S., as demonstrators demand systemic police reforms.
Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, one of the main groups organizing protests, is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” and so is Lonnie Bunch, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In response to the protests, House Democrats plan to unveil criminal justice legislation this week crafted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that would repeal the so-called qualified immunity doctrine for law enforcers, which protects individual officers from lawsuits over actions they perform while on duty.
California Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassTim Scott says police reform talks collapsed with Dems over funding Democrats press Schumer on removing Confederate statues from Capitol Rep. Karen Bass to run for mayor of Los Angeles: report MORE (D), chairwoman of the CBC, is booked on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The demonstrations in Washington, D.C., have been among the most tense this week as federal law enforcement used military helicopters, tear gas and flash bangs to disperse protesters near the White House.
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis penned a cutting statement in The Atlantic this week offering a blistering rebuke of Trump’s handling of Monday night’s protests in Washington and elsewhere in the nation.
President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE has called for the deployment of the military to cities experiencing massive protests, which has been met with criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.
The House Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing on the military’s role in responding to nationwide protests. However, Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperJan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Milley and China — what the Senate really needs to know Biden, Trump battle over who's to blame for Afghanistan MORE and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley have refused to testify.
Republican Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Tech groups take aim at Texas Republican lawmakers raise security, privacy concerns over Huawei cloud services Debt ceiling fight pits corporate America against Republicans MORE (Ark.), who penned a controversial op-ed in the New York Times this week calling for military intervention in protests, is booked on Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Martin Dempsey, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is booked on ABC's “This Week.” Colin PowellColin Luther PowellCivil rights museum to honor Michelle Obama, Poor People's Campaign In Afghanistan, lines between aid and government agendas are blurred The Powell Doctrine could have helped us avoid the Afghanistan debacle MORE, former secretary of state and another former Joint Chiefs chairman, is booked on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Mike Mullen, another former Joint Chiefs chairman, is booked on “Fox News Sunday.”
The Sunday show lineup is as follows:
ABC's “This Week" — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad WolfChad WolfSunday shows preview: States deal with fallout of Ida; Texas abortion law takes effect Biden, Trump battle over who's to blame for Afghanistan The border is shifting from a manufactured crisis to a national embarrassment MORE; Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsDemocrats face bleak outlook in Florida Democratic donors hesitant on wading into Florida midterm fights Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE, D-Fla.; Dempsey.
NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerLawmakers gear up for spending bill, infrastructure votes Booker: End of police reform negotiations a 'frustrating experience' Sunday shows - All eyes on spending votes MORE, D-N.J.; Garza; Bunch; retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former supreme allied commander at NATO.
CBS' “Face the Nation" — Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham Woodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China Barr-Durham investigation again fails to produce a main event MORE; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBen CarsonRepublicans are the 21st-century Know-Nothing Party Sunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Government indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong MORE; Powell; Bass.
“Fox News Sunday" — Wolf; Mullen; Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz; D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser
Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures” — Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy; Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamNorth Dakota Republican latest House breakthrough COVID-19 case Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case Graham told Trump he 'f'd up' the presidency: book MORE (R-S.C.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee; Cotton, Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Intel Committee, Senate Banking Committee; Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThree Democrats call for investigation into Sidney Powell to move 'swiftly' Fox News bans Rudy Giuliani from appearing: report Alabama official dismisses Lindell claim that 100K votes were flipped from Trump to Biden: 'It's not possible' MORE, Personal Attorney for President Trump and Former NYC Mayor
“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayCook Political Report shifts Virginia governor's race to 'toss-up' Overnight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House Sean Spicer, Russ Vought sue Biden over Naval Board removal MORE- Counselor to President Trump; Carson; Giuliani; Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Political editor Steve Scully leaving C-SPAN Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, former White House Communications Director; Mark Lamont Hill, professor at Temple University, Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Pelosi announces date for infrastructure vote; administration defends immigration policies LIVE COVERAGE: Ways and Means begins Day 2 on .5T package Biden faces unfinished mission of evacuating Americans MORE (R-Calif.); McFarland Former Deputy National Security Advisor; Mustafa Tameez, advisor to Department of Homeland Security.