Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in on Trump impeachment trial; Biden administration eyes timeline for mass vaccinations

Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in on Trump impeachment trial; Biden administration eyes timeline for mass vaccinations
© Greg Nash

The conclusion of former President TrumpDonald TrumpRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-backed candidate in Texas House runoff DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's Capitol riot lawsuit MORE’s second impeachment trial and the timeline for increased vaccinations across the country are expected to dominate this Sunday’s talk shows. 

House impeachment managers and Trump’s defense team gave closing arguments Saturday following days of evidence and arguments. The Senate ultimately voted 57-43 to acquit Trump, with seven Republicans crossing party lines. 

Democrats had argued that the Senate should vote to convict Trump and then vote to prevent him from ever running for office again, while Trump's defense team claimed the former president’s remarks challenging the results of the 2020 election were covered by the First Amendment and that he did not incite the deadly mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Five Senate Republicans, including traditional Trump ally Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamEight Republicans join Democrats to confirm head of DOJ environmental division GOP sees debt ceiling as its leverage against Biden DACA court ruling puts weight of immigration reform on Democrats MORE (S.C.), voted with Democrats in favor of allowing witnesses in the impeachment trial, though this was later walked back with a deal between impeachment managers, Trump’s lawyers and top senators. 

Graham’s decision was likely tied to his threat that Trump’s impeachment team would try to call a laundry list of witnesses if Democrats opened the door to depositions.

“If you want a delay, it will be a long one with many, many witnesses,” he tweeted Saturday.

Graham was one of the 43 Senators who voted to acquit the former president.

Graham is scheduled to appear this week on “Fox News Sunday,” as is Democratic Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOvernight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada Biden signals tough stance on tech with antitrust picks MORE (Minn.)

Meanwhile, mass coronavirus vaccinations are expected to ramp up in the coming weeks and months after President BidenJoe BidenRealClearPolitics reporter says Freedom Caucus shows how much GOP changed under Trump Iowa governor suggests immigrants partially to blame for rising COVID-19 cases Biden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on MORE announced on Thursday that the U.S. had secured an additional 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, thus increasing the supply by 50 percent, to 600 million doses. 

He added that the administration has obtained enough doses from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech to inoculate every American by the end of July.

Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyCDC backtracks with new mask guidance Overnight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers CDC: Vaccinated people should now wear masks in high transmission areas MORE, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will make a round of appearances on “Fox News Sunday,” as well as the Sunday talk shows on NBC, CBS and CNN.

Below is the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this week's Sunday talk shows: 

ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Bill CassidyBill CassidyBipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor The Hill's Morning Report - High-profile COVID-19 infections spark new worries GOP centrists call on Schumer to delay infrastructure vote MORE (R-La.) and Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsBottom line Kavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Key Biden ally OK with dropping transit from infrastructure package MORE (D-Del.); Anthony FauciAnthony FauciHillicon Valley: Facebook tightens teen protections | FBI cautions against banning ransomware payments | Republicans probe White House-social media collaboration CDC: Vaccinated people should now wear masks in high transmission areas Want to improve vaccine rates? Ask for this endorsement MORE, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Walensky; Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinBiden officials pledge to confront cybersecurity challenges head-on Senators scramble to save infrastructure deal Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines MORE (D-Ill.); Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.)

CBS’ “Face the Nation" — Walensky; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; Heyward Donigan, Rite Aid CEO.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Walensky, Hogan

“Fox News Sunday” — Walensky; Klobuchar; Graham

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida Democratic official suspends concealed carry permits for 22 people tied to Capitol riot Trump Jr. inches past DeSantis as most popular GOP figure in new poll: Axios DeSantis takes action against Ben & Jerry's for ending sales in Israeli-occupied areas MORE (R-Fla.); Ric Grenell, former acting Director of National Intelligence; Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzIf you care about the First Amendment, this class action is for you Sunday shows preview: Biden defends troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; COVID-19 impacting unvaccinated pockets Trump's Big Tech lawsuit: Freedom of speech vs. the First Amendment MORE, Harvard Law professor emeritus; Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy pulls GOP picks off House economic panel GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger House GOP blames Pelosi — not Trump — for Jan. 6 MORE (R-Ohio), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinSunday shows preview: Biden defends troop withdrawal in Afghanistan; COVID-19 impacting unvaccinated pockets Misled condemnation of the Lebanese Armed Forces will help Hezbollah New York GOP backs Zeldin for governor MORE (R-N.Y.), House Committee on Foreign Affairs.