Sunday shows preview: Advocates, lawmakers push for police reform after Chauvin verdict, Ma'Khia Bryant's death

Sunday shows preview: Advocates, lawmakers push for police reform after Chauvin verdict, Ma'Khia Bryant's death
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The push for criminal justice reform is anticipated to dominate the Sunday talk show circuit this weekend as activists and lawmakers make appearances advocating for legislation to be passed on Capitol Hill. 

Police brutality was pushed to the forefront of the national conversation this week after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder and two other charges in the death of George Floyd last May. 

The same day that Chauvin was convicted, an officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant. Body camera footage appeared to show Bryant lunging at another person in body camera footage released this week. The officer, Nicholas Reardon, said that Bryant was holding a knife as she lunged. 

Activists are appearing on a slate of talk shows this Sunday, including Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassThousands sent to emergency rooms every year due to violent police encounters: investigation Democrats fear they are running out of time on Biden agenda White House says Biden crime address won't undercut police reform bill MORE (D-Calif.) on ABC’s “This Week” and "Fox News Sunday." 

The appearances come amid Democrats’ broader push for the Senate to take up and pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which has already been approved in the House, but faces hurdles in the upper chamber. 

The legislation would prohibit racial profiling at every level of law enforcement; ban chokeholds, carotid holds and no-knock warrants; institute a national police misconduct registry; and overhaul legal protections currently afforded to law enforcement known as qualified immunity.

Guests are also expected to discuss ongoing congressional negotiations on an infrastructure package. President BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' MORE and Democrats have put forward a roughly $2.3 trillion package, while Republicans have put forward a proposal under $600 billion. 

Democrats are divided over the offer, with some calling it a legitimate starting point for negotiations and others calling it too small. 

Sen. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Wellons Moore CapitoSenators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 COVID-19 long-haulers press Congress for paid family leave MORE (R-W.Va.), who is leading the Republican efforts on infrastructure, are will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Below is the full list of guests on this Sunday’s shows.

ABC’s “This Week”Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFlorida hackers change highway sign to read 'Arrest Fauci' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP torpedoes election bill; infrastructure talks hit snag White House admits July 4 vaccine marker will be missed MORE, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.); Bass.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Tech antitrust bills create strange bedfellows in House markup | Rick Scott blocks Senate vote on top cyber nominee until Harris visits border | John McAfee dies Klobuchar questions Amazon, Alphabet over smart-home devices Schumer vows next steps after 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE (D-Minn.); Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison; Keith Mayes, associate professor of African American and African studies at the University of Minnesota; Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

CBS’s “Face the Nation" — Gov. Mike DeWineMike DeWineOhio GOP governor comes out against controversial state anti-vaccine bill Overnight Health Care: Biden says US donation of 500 million vaccines will 'supercharge' global virus fight | Moderna asks FDA to clear COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents FDA extends shelf life of J&J vaccine amid concern over expiring doses MORE (R-Ohio); Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsFlorida governor adept student of Trump playbook It's past time we elect a Black woman governor Demings raises million after announcing Senate bid against Rubio MORE (D-Fla.); Ifill; Houston Police Chief Troy Finner. 

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisRick Scott blocks Senate vote on top cyber nominee until Harris visits border Head of Border Patrol resigning from post Migrant children face alarming conditions in US shelter: BBC investigation MORE; Capito; Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Senators say White House aides agreed to infrastructure 'framework' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden is keeping the filibuster to have 'a Joe Manchin presidency' MORE (D-W.Va.).

“Fox News Sunday” — Bass; Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyTech antitrust bills create strange bedfellows in House markup Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — A new final frontier: Washing dirty laundry in space White House uses Trump's words praising China to slam McCarthy's Biden criticism MORE (R-Calif.); Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump's biggest political obstacle is Trump The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden support, gas tax questions remain on infrastructure MORE (R-S.C.). 

Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” — Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPoll: 58 percent say Fauci should not resign Fauci says he puts 'very little weight in the craziness of condemning me' Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior MORE (R-Ky.); Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R); Rep. Mike TurnerMichael Ray TurnerHouse lawmakers introduce bill to overhaul military justice system Pentagon chief backs change to military sexual assault prosecution Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs warn against sweeping reform to military justice system | Senate panel plans July briefing on war authorization repeal | National Guard may have 'training issues' if not reimbursed MORE (R-Ohio); James O'Keefe, Founder of Project Veritas.