Sunday shows preview: Republicans gear up for national convention, USPS debate continues in Washington
The ongoing debate over the Postal Service and the Republican National Convention starting Monday are expected to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit.
The Republican convention comes after the Democratic National Convention this week, where speakers presented a scathing criticism of President Trump from several angles. Trump even received rebukes from members of his own party and former administration officials that spoke at the event.
Though it’s still unclear exactly who will be speaking and on what day, it’s been rumored Trump will have a speaking role each day instead of saving his address for the final evening.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel is scheduled to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” this weekend. Jason Miller, an adviser in Trump’s reelection campaign, is scheduled to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Saturday, the House is considered Democratic legislation that would ban the U.S. Postal Service from making functional changes that could imperil delivery of mail-in ballots for the November elections and provide them $25 billion in stimulus funds.
The funding was originally put in the Democratic stimulus package proposal passed in May, which faces Republican push back in the Senate.
The bill comes after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced various operational changes earlier this summer such as the shuffling of top agency personnel, the removal of mail sorting machines, and the curtailing of overtime for Post Office workers. These changes, Democrats say, can have a negative impact on the November election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are scheduled to appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” and Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” this weekend, respectively.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, a key administration negotiator, is booked on ABC’s “This Week.”
Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Meadows; Kate Bedingfield, Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Miller; former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
CBS’ “Face the Nation”— McDaniel; former FBI Director James Comey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; University of Arizona President Robert Robbins; former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf; Pelosi.
FOX’s “Fox New Sunday” — Meadows, Sen. Chris Coons (D-De.)
Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures”: McCarthy; Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Senate Committee on Finance, Committee on Banking, Committee on Small Business; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee; Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy; Trey Gowdy, Former Congressman (R-S.C.); Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Ranking Member, House Intel Committee
“America This Week” with Eric Bolling — Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director; Austan Goolsbee, former Obama Economic Advisor; Olivia Nuzzi, New York Magazine; Mark Lamont Hill, BET News; Jose Aristamuño, former Communications Director, Democratic Party
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