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Sunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge

Sunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge
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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 KempStacey Abrams on why she won't quit working: 'The world isn't fair yet' Georgia, South Carolina governors sign bills to pay college athletes Poll shows tight GOP primary for Georgia governor 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 WarnockDemocrats cool on Crist's latest bid for Florida governor Alabama museum unveils restored Greyhound bus for Freedom Rides' 60th anniversary The Hill's Morning Report - Biden launches blitz for jobs plan with 'thank you, Georgia' 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 BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals 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 CruzCheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts Pollster Frank Luntz: 'I would bet on' Trump being 2024 GOP nominee Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls 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 TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing 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 BlinkenBiden 'confident' meeting with Putin will take place soon Blinken calls for Taiwan to join World Health Assembly in opposition to China US general warns China is actively seeking to set up an Atlantic naval base MORE; Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.); Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.); Sanjay Gupta.

NBC “Meet the Press”: Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeySasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote Philly GOP commissioner on censures: 'I would suggest they censure Republican elected officials who are lying' Toomey censured by several Pennsylvania county GOP committees over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.); Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyUS, Iran signal possible breakthroughs in nuke talks Democrats face big headaches on Biden's T spending plan Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap MORE (D-Conn.);  Rep. Judy ChuJudy May ChuHouse to consider anti-Asian hate crimes bill, protections for pregnant workers this month Padilla introduces bill to expand California public lands Democrats praise Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide MORE (D-Calif.).; Peter Baker; Al Cardenas; Heather McGhee; Vicky Nguyen

CBS “Face the Nation”: Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Biden confronts limits of big government with COVID-19 Watch live: White House holds briefing with COVID-19 response team 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 BedingfieldPsaki signals she'll step down next year Fauci vs. Rogan: White House works to stomp out misinformation Joe Rogan clarifies vaccine comments: 'I'm not an anti-vax person' MORE; Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanKerry denies allegations from leaked Iran tapes OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Supreme Court considers whether US should pay for Guam hazardous waste cleanup | EPA eyes reversal of Trump revocation of California vehicle emissions waiver | Kerry faces calls to step down over leaked Iran tapes Kerry faces calls to step down over leaked Iran tapes  MORE (R-Alaska).; Rahm Emanuel;Leah Wright Rigueur; Margaret Hoover; Ramesh Ponnuru.

“Fox News Sunday”: White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiRepublicans attack Biden agenda after disappointing jobs report Biden 'confident' meeting with Putin will take place soon Sinema urges Biden to take 'bold' action at border: 'This is a crisis' MORE; Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLindsey Graham: GOP can't 'move forward without President Trump' House to advance appropriations bills in June, July The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE (R-S.C.).; Josh Holmes, Shannon BreamShannon BreamFox News anchor Shannon Bream's book tops NY Times bestseller list Sunday shows preview: Spotlight on Georgia voting law; lawmakers tackle gun violence, border surge Fox News schedules debut of new Gutfeld show MORE; Harold Ford, Jr.;Taylor Gaussoin; Joe DiPietro.

Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures”: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.); Eric TrumpEric TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden convenes world leaders for Earth Day The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Chauvin conviction puts renewed focus on police reform Lara Trump is wild card in North Carolina Senate race MORE; Charlie Kirk; Christian Walker.