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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 GinsburgDemocrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Mitt Romney did not vote for Trump in 2020 election The Senate should evoke RBG in its confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett 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 McConnellOn The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Trump casts doubt on hopes for quick stimulus deal after aides expressed optimism Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid MORE (R-Ky.) announced he would move to fill the vacancy with one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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 CruzQuinnipiac poll finds Biden, Trump tied in Texas China could cut our access to critical minerals at any time — here's why we need to act The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Two weeks out, Trump attempts to rally the base MORE (R-Texas) told Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBiden: Johnson should be 'ashamed' for suggesting family profited from their name Trafalgar chief pollster predicts Trump victory: Polls 'predominantly missing the hidden vote' Trump, Biden dial up efforts to boost early voter turnout in Florida 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 PelosiTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo On The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Overnight Health Care: CDC expands definition of 'close contact' after COVID-19 report | GOP coronavirus bill blocked in Senate | OxyContin maker agrees to B settlement with Trump administration 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'BrienOvernight Defense: More COVID-19 cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt | Trump adviser fires back at general over Afghanistan | US blasts Turkey's test of air defense system Trump adviser shoots back at top general: 'I wasn't speculating' on Afghanistan troop levels Overnight Defense: Pentagon IG to audit use of COVID-19 funds on contractors | Dems optimistic on blocking Trump's Germany withdrawal | Obama slams Trump on foreign policy 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 WhitmerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Democrats condemn Trump's rhetoric against Michigan governor as allies defend rally MORE (D-Mich.); Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandInternal Democratic poll: Desiree Tims gains on Mike Turner in Ohio House race Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns | FCC to move forward with considering order targeting tech's liability shield | YouTube expands polices to tackle QAnon Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize 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 PenceScott Atlas: Fauci 'just one person on the task force' Meadows criticizes veteran journalist Lesley Stahl as an 'opinion journalist' Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE

Fox News' “Sunday Morning Futures”Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Brazil's OECD candidacy is best chance for reform Watch live: Pompeo news conference MORE, Secretary of State; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy faces pushback from anxious Republicans over interview comments McCarthy: 'I would think I already have the votes' to remain as House GOP leader Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE (R-Ohio), Ranking Member House Judiciary Committee; Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioIntel officials say Iran, Russia seeking to influence election Senate Intel leaders warn of election systems threats Trump remarks put pressure on Barr 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 Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders on Trump's reported war dead criticism: 'Those comments didn't happen' Sarah Sanders memoir reportedly says Trump joked she should hook up with Kim Jong Un McEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation MORE Sanders, Former Trump Press Secretary; Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Democrat Arballo gains on Nunes: internal poll Sunday shows preview: Trump COVID-19 diagnosis rocks Washington, 2020 election MORE (R-Calif.); Michael Knowles, conservatice political commentator; Jack Brewer, Former NFL Player; Ed Norris, Former Maryland Police Commissioner.