This week’s Sunday talk shows are expected to be dominated by Georgia’s controversial voting law and lawmakers’ push to tackle gun violence and the surge of migrants at the U.S. border.
Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempGOP governors press Biden administration for control of infrastructure implementation Kemp campaign alleges Perdue team illegally coordinating with new fundraising committee Abrams treads carefully in relationship with Biden MORE (R) signed a controversial law on Thursday tightening the state’s voting rules. Among the changes are limits on ballot drop boxes and a requirement for photo ID for absentee voting.
As Kemp was signing the bill, Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon (D) was arrested for knocking on his door. Video of the incident went circulated on social media drawing anger from Democrats.
Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockKelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Overnight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks Dems block Cruz's Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill MORE (D-Ga.), who will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union,” told reporters on Thursday “the people are being locked down and locked out of their own democracy.”
“This effort to silence the voices of Georgians ... will not stand,” he said after visiting Cannon in Fulton County jail.
The law sparked fury from Democrats, who are looking to pass election reform at the federal level amidst attempts from GOP-controlled states to pass similar laws. House Democrats have already passed H.R. 1, which requires states to offer mail-in ballots, same day voter registration and expanded early voting.
But the bill meets a challenge in an evenly-divided Senate, where 60 votes are needed to pass the bill. The measure has since spawned new debate around ending the filibuster, which Democrats do not have enough votes to do.
President BidenJoe BidenBiden says he didn't 'overpromise' Finland PM pledges 'extremely tough' sanctions should Russia invade Ukraine Russia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable MORE said during his first press conference on Thursday that he may support drastic changes to the filibuster if it continued to block passage of voting rights.
Also last week, lawmakers grappled with gun reform after a mass shooting in Boulder, Colo. left ten people dead. The shooting came roughly a week after a series of shootings at spas in Atlanta left eight dead.
The suspect, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is facing ten counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder from the shooting. He will be held without bail pending trial. Court records revealed that Alissa bought the gun he used six days before the shooting.
Meanwhile, lawmakers are scrambling to tackle the surge of migrants at the U.S. border that appears to be escalating quickly. Eighteen senators visited the southern border this week amid the surge.
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSupreme Court appears divided over Cruz campaign finance challenge Democrats, poised for filibuster defeat, pick at old wounds O'Rourke says he raised record .2M since launching campaign for Texas governor MORE (R-Texas), who will appear on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” shared claiming that they “encountered human traffickers” and “cartel members” along the border. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke slammed Cruz over the video.
Biden addressed the surge during his press conference on Thursday, and blasted former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE for defunding agencies that would have been able to handle the surge. The U.S. was in custody of over 15,000 unaccompanied minors as of that day.
Below are the full list of guests scheduled to appear on this weeks Sunday talk shows
CNN “State of the Union”: Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenRussia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable US providing Ukraine with additional 0M in military aid amid tensions with Russia Blinken: Russian attack on Ukraine could be launched with 'very short notice' MORE; Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.); Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.); Sanjay Gupta.
NBC “Meet the Press”: Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyMeet Washington's most ineffective senator: Joe Manchin Black women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal MORE (R-Pa.); Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyBiden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions Overnight Defense & National Security — Texas hostage situation rattles nation Senators to meet with Ukraine president to reaffirm US support MORE (D-Conn.); Rep. Judy ChuJudy May ChuPressley offering measure condemning Boebert Democratic caucus chairs call for Boebert committee assignment removal White House to host lawmakers as negotiations over agenda hit critical stage MORE (D-Calif.).; Peter Baker; Al Cardenas; Heather McGhee; Vicky Nguyen
CBS “Face the Nation”: Anthony FauciAnthony FauciLet's stop saying 'breakthrough cases' — it isn't helping The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up MORE; Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas); Rep.-elect Julia Letlow (R-La.); Anthony Capuano; Scott Gottlieb.
ABC “This Week”: White House comms director Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldWhite House spokesperson: Biden laid a foundation for progress but has more to do Overnight Energy & Environment — Biden seeks to reverse Trump on Arctic drilling Biden environmental aide leaving White House MORE; Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanSenate confirms Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan GOP resistance to Biden FCC nominee could endanger board's Democratic majority Man charged with threatening Alaska senators pleads not guilty MORE (R-Alaska).; Rahm Emanuel;Leah Wright Rigueur; Margaret Hoover; Ramesh Ponnuru.
“Fox News Sunday”: White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiRussia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable Biden huddles with group of senators on Ukraine-Russia tensions White House: Blood donation restrictions 'painful' amid mass shortage MORE; Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamKyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two McConnell will run for another term as leader despite Trump's attacks MORE (R-S.C.).; Josh Holmes, Shannon BreamShannon BreamFox News signs book deal with HarperCollins Sen. Capito optimistic that 'real compromise' can be reached in infrastructure plan Buttigieg defends Biden's 'responsible' budget plan amid bipartisan criticism MORE; Harold Ford, Jr.;Taylor Gaussoin; Joe DiPietro.
Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures”: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyLouisiana Democrat running for US Senate smokes marijuana in campaign ad MORE (R-La.); Eric TrumpEric TrumpNew York AG: Investigation found evidence suggesting Trump business fraud Jan. 6 panel subpoenas phone records associated with Eric Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle: report NY attorney general subpoenas Trump, Ivanka, Donald Jr. MORE; Charlie Kirk; Christian Walker.