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Sunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in

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The surge in coronavirus cases in certain U.S. states is expected to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend as state and federal lawmakers continue to address the pandemic and its economic consequences.

States like California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma have seen record-high spikes in cases as they began reopening this month.

The increases come as the president begun hosting in-person campaign rallies, which took place in Oklahoma and Arizona this month. 

Vice President Pence, who leads the White House coronavirus task force and has been criticized for the campaign’s rejection of public health guidelines, is booked on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, also a member of the task force, is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

As a result of the spike in cases, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have issued a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone visiting from states experiencing an influx of infections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y) is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

On Friday the House passed Historic legislation that would make Washington, D.C., its own state, granting the city equal representation in the Congress. Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.), who introduced the legislation, is booked on “Fox News Sunday.” 

The bill faces significant opposition from Republicans in the Senate.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who gave a controversial speech on the floor of the Senate on Thursday opposing the legislation, said that Washington wouldn’t be a “well-rounded working-class state.”  He is booked on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Former national security adviser John Bolton this week released a tell-all memoir, “The Room Where It Happened,” despite the Trump administration’s efforts to block it. Bolton is booked on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Below is the full lineup of Sunday show guests:

ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Bolton; Azar; Cuomo

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Vice President Mike Pence; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash.; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Azar, Scott, Bolton.

FOX’s News’ “Fox News Sunday” — Dr. Tom Frieden, a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Norton; Hawk Newsome, Chairperson of Black Lives Matter, Greater New York Chapter

FOX News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” — Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing; Cotton; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA);

Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA); Michael Milken, Chairman of the Milken Institute 

“America This Week With Eric Bolling” — Raz Simone- CHOP Seattle; Kellyanne Conway, White House advisor; Navarro; Rudy Giuliani,  former Mayor of New York City; Ja’ron Smith, White House advisor; Tim Murtaugh, Trump 2020.

Tags ABC Andrew Cuomo CNN Devin Nunes Doug Collins Eleanor Holmes Norton Fox News Jay Inslee John Bolton Kellyanne Conway Mike Pence Nancy Pelosi NBC Rudy Giuliani Tim Scott Tom Cotton
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