Sunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd's death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week

Sunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd's death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week
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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 BassBlack women are ambitious — that's why we need more in office Bass on filling Harris's Senate spot: 'I'll keep all my options open' Newsom says he has already received a number of pitches for Harris's open Senate seat 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 John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary 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 EsperThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance Overnight Defense: Trump reportedly considering replacing Esper after election | FBI, Air Force investigating after helicopter shot at in Virginia | Watchdog says UK envoy made inappropriate comments on religion, race, sex Trump eyes replacing Esper after election: reports MORE and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley have refused to testify.

Republican Sen. Tom CottonTom Bryant CottonRussian news agency pushed video of Portland protestors burning a Bible: report Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump China sanctioning Rubio, Cruz in retaliatory move over Hong Kong 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 PowellOvernight Defense: Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief | Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure | State Department's special envoy for Iran is departing the Trump administration Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief Trump participates in swearing-in of first African American service chief 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 WolfFederal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Watch live: Acting DHS chief testifies on deployment of federal agents to protests MORE; Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsBlack women are ambitious — that's why we need more in office GOP lawmaker: 'Pretty cool' Harris has a shot at being the 'most powerful person in the world' How Biden decided on Harris MORE, D-Fla.; Dempsey.

NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOn The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Booker hits back at Trump tweet, mocks misspelling of name 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 BarrHillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations How would a Biden Justice Department be different? MORE; former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump administration ends Obama fair housing rule Castro urges Dems to seize moment on social reform Overnight Health Care: Fauci says 'bizarre' efforts to discredit him only hurt the White House | Alabama to require face masks | House panel probes 'problematic' government contracts 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 GrahamGraham says FBI chief 'committed to being helpful' after Trump criticism Democrat flips GOP-held state House seat in South Carolina Ron Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes MORE (R-S.C.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee; Cotton, Senate Armed Services Committee, Senate Intel Committee, Senate Banking Committee; Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiFeehery: Weak mayors destroy America's great cities Coronavirus concerns emerge around debates Giuliani says Black Lives Matter is 'domestic terrorist' group MORE, Personal Attorney for President Trump and Former NYC Mayor

“America This Week With Eric Bolling”Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump hurls insults at Harris, Ocasio-Cortez and other women Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Conway: Harris is going to have to answer for marijuana prosecutions in California MORE- Counselor to President Trump; Carson; Giuliani; Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciClash between Fox's Hilton, Scaramucci sparks Trump response The Memo: Convention cancellation adds to Trump's troubles Trump's fight with city leaders escalates MORE, former White House Communications Director; Mark Lamont Hill, professor at Temple University, Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE (R-Calif.); McFarland Former Deputy National Security Advisor;  Mustafa Tameez, advisor to Department of Homeland Security.