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Sunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election

Sunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgOcasio-Cortez says Breyer should retire from Supreme Court Progressives want to tighten screws beyond Manchin and Sinema Juan Williams: Time for Justice Breyer to go MORE and subsequent debates on whether the vacancy should be filled ahead of the November presidential election are expected to be the focus of this weekend’s Sunday talk shows. 

The Supreme Court on Friday announced in a statement that the 87-year-old justice had died due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg, a Clinton nominee, became known for her defense of gender equality and civil liberties. In recent years, she was adopted by the progressive movement as a pop culture icon and champion of rights for women and minorities.  

Before her death, Ginsburg dictated to her granddaughter that her “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” according to a statement obtained by NPR on Friday.  

However, about an hour following the news of Ginsburg’s passing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell shoots down Manchin's voting compromise Environmental groups urge congressional leaders to leave climate provisions in infrastructure package Loeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run MORE (R-Ky.) announced he would move to fill the vacancy with one of President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE’s picks, adding that the commander in chief’s nominee “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz says he hopes McConaughey 'decides not to run' Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior Court fines baker 0 for refusing to make gender transition cake MORE (R-Texas) told Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBook claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election 9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024 Fox Nation to stream primetime Fox News shows in full MORE Friday evening following the news of Ginsburg’s death that President Trump should nominate a successor to the court next week. 

"We have a responsibility to do our job," Cruz said in the interview. "We cannot let Election Day come and go and with a 4-4 court ... we risk a constitutional crisis.”

Cruz is set to appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, along with House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiYoung Turks founder on Democratic establishment: 'They lie nonstop' Hillicon Valley: Senate unanimously confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar | Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft's surveillance technology | Senators unveil bill to crack down on cyber criminals 'It's still a BFD': Democrats applaud ruling upholding ObamaCare MORE (D-Calif.), who called Ginsburg’s death on Friday “devastating.” 

“Justice Ginsburg embodied justice, brilliance and goodness, and her passing is an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children,” Pelosi said in a statement.

Journalist Bob Woodward, whose explosive book “Rage,” was officially released on Tuesday, will be on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” His book drew significant attention last week after Woodward published audio recordings of interviews with Trump, one of which revealed that the president privately acknowledged downplaying the coronavirus threat. 

Adm. Brett Giroir, the Trump administration's coronavirus testing czar, is expected on CNN's "State of the Union."

On Thursday, the New York Times reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that advised asymptomatic people not to get tested were written by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials instead of scientists.

Giroir told the Times that the original guidance came from the CDC, but he “coordinated editing and input from the scientific and medical members of the [White House coronavirus] task force.”

Below is the full list of guests who will appear on this weekend’s Sunday talk shows:

ABC’s “This Week” — Pelosi; Cruz. 

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.); Woodward.

CBS’ “Face the Nation”— 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; Adam Schechter, chairman, president and CEO of LabCorp; former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

CNN’s “State of the Union”Giroir; Gov. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen WhitmerWhitmer announces Michigan reopening Michigan Senate passes voter ID mandate Beyond California, a record year for recalls MORE (D-Mich.); Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandCOVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package Cosmetic chemicals need a makeover MORE (D-N.Y.). 

“Fox News Sunday”Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-Founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair; Dr. Tom Frieden, Former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives; Marc Short, Chief of Staff to Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters MORE

Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures”Mike PompeoMike PompeoThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters MORE, Secretary of State; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHillicon Valley: Biden, Putin agree to begin work on addressing cybersecurity concerns | Senate panel unanimously advances key Biden cyber nominees | Rick Scott threatens to delay national security nominees until Biden visits border Trump, allies pressured DOJ to back election claims, documents show The tale of the last bipartisan unicorns MORE (R-Ohio), Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee; Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Senate unanimously confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar | Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft's surveillance technology | Senators unveil bill to crack down on cyber criminals FCC votes to advance proposed ban on Chinese telecom equipment The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? MORE (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Intel Committee and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship; Herschel Walker, Former NFL Champion. 

"America This Week with Eric Bolling”Larry KudlowLarry KudlowMORE, White House Economic Advisor; Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersTrump expected to resume rallies in June Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event MORE Sanders, Former Trump Press Secretary; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTech privacy practices under scrutiny after DOJ subpoenas GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas CNN reporter's phone and email records secretly obtained by Trump administration: report MORE (R-Calif.); Michael Knowles, conservatice political commentator; Jack Brewer, Former NFL Player; Ed Norris, Former Maryland Police Commissioner.