Sunday shows preview: Congress marks Jan. 6 anniversary; US, Russia to hold talks amid rising tensions

This week’s Sunday show circuit is expected to center on the Jan. 6 anniversary earlier this week as well as upcoming talks between Russia and the United States as tensions between the two nations rise.

Talks between Russia and the U.S. are set to begin Monday. A senior Biden administration official told reporters on Saturday that the U.S. plans to initiate talks about military exercises in Eastern Europe and missile placements during its meetings with the Russian delegation.

“Russia has said it feels threatened by the prospect of offensive missile systems being placed in Ukraine. As President BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Democrats' struggle for voting rights bill comes to a head David Weil: Wrong man, wrong place, wrong time  Biden's voting rights gamble prompts second-guessing MORE told [Russian] President Putin, the United States has no intention of doing that. So, this is one area where we may be able to reach an understanding if Russia is willing to make a reciprocal commitment,” a senior Biden administration official told reporters. 

In the meantime, tensions between the U.S. and Russia rose Saturday as the Kremlin rebuked Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenChina launches cooperation deal with Iran, rebukes US unilateral sanctions Putin's 'Brezhnev Doctrine' involving Ukraine could backfire Biden faces down Putin MORE, who a day prior said following Russian military intervention in Kazakhstan amid unrest, “it’s sometimes very difficult to get” Russians to leave “once [they] are in your house.”

Blinken’s comments seems to be a jab at Russia after the Collective Security Treaty Organization — comprised of five former Soviet allies and Russia — sent troops into the politically unstable Kazakhstan.

“If Antony Blinken loves history lessons so much, then he should take the following into account: when Americans are in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive and not be robbed or raped,” Russia’s foreign ministry said on Telegram, saying the secretary of State's comment was “typically offensive,” Reuters reported.

Blinken will appear Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Closer to home, President Biden forcefully rebuked former President TrumpDonald TrumpClyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' Sinema reignites 2024 primary chatter amid filibuster fight  Why not a Manchin-DeSantis ticket for 2024? MORE Thursday in an address marking the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol in 2021.

In his speech, Biden accused Trump of spreading a “web of lies” that laid the groundwork for the attack by a mob of his supporters last year and directly disputed the former president's claims, which he and his allies have maintained for some time without evidence, that Biden won the election with fraudulent votes.


Former President Trump responded to President Biden’s Jan. 6 speech, claiming that Biden’s allusion to his role in the attack deepened political divides in the country.

“This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed,” Trump said. The former president further reiterated his baseless claims that the 2020 election was rigged.

Also in remembrance of the Jan. 6 insurrection, House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiClyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' King family to march for voting rights in Arizona before MLK Day GOP's McCarthy has little incentive to work with Jan. 6 panel MORE (D-Calif.) led a moment of silence on the House floor on Thursday. She was joined by over a dozen fellow Democrats and one House Republican, Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGOP's McCarthy has little incentive to work with Jan. 6 panel The fates of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Joe Biden's disastrous 48 hours MORE (Wyo.).

Pelosi drew attention to the congressional staff who were in the Capitol that day, especially saluting those who whisked the boxes containing the certified electoral votes away from the mob. She also thanked the police officers who faced danger while defending the building.

“That day and the days after, they were the defenders of our democracy. And their courage and patriotism remain an inspiration,” Pelosi said.

The House Speaker is set to appear on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyGOP's McCarthy has little incentive to work with Jan. 6 panel The fates of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump House GOP campaign arm rakes in 0M in 2021 MORE in a letter to his GOP colleagues this week acknowledged the anniversary and accused Democrats of using the events of Jan. 6 as a "partisan political weapon."

"Unfortunately, one year later, the majority party seems no closer to answering the central question of how the Capitol was left so unprepared and what must be done to ensure it never happens again," he wrote. "Instead, they are using it as a partisan political weapon to further divide our country."

McCarthy is scheduled to appear on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures."

The House select committee on Jan. 6 is continuing to investigate the attack on the Capitol. Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinBiden makes final Fed board picks House Democrats inquire about possible census undercount in Detroit, other communities Democrats call on FDA to revisit ban on gay, bisexual men donating blood amid shortage MORE (D-Md.), who is on the panel, is set to appear on ABC's "This Week," and one of only two Republicans on the select committee, Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerClyburn says he's worried about losing House, 'losing this democracy' The fates of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Republican rep who voted to impeach Trump running for reelection MORE (Ill.), is scheduled for NBC's "Meet the Press."

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

ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Sen. Mike RoundsMike RoundsTrump to make election claims center stage in Arizona Fed's Brainard faces GOP pressure on climate stances The Hill's Morning Report - For Biden, it goes from bad to worse MORE, R-S.D.; Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Chicago Mayor Lori LightfootLori LightfootChicago students protest for virtual learning, COVID-19 stipends School infrastructure is a children's human rights issue — it's time the US acknowledges that The Hill's Morning Report - Biden champions filibuster reform, but doesn't have the votes MORE; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Zeke Emanuel, vice provost at the University of Pennsylvania.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; New York Mayor Eric Adams; Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation & Research; Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Blinken; Adams; Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonWisconsin GOP bill would count prior COVID-19 infection as immunity GOP governor says large businesses should not comply with 'oppressive' vaccine mandate Sunday shows - Voting rights in the spotlight after Jan. 6 anniversary MORE, R-Ark.

“Fox News Sunday” — Dr. Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyChild hospitalizations reach record high amid omicron surge: WSJ CDC says N95 masks provide the most protection against COVID-19 CDC creating more confusion than calm, but it could be worse MORE, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Miami Mayor Francis SuarezFrancis SuarezSunday shows preview: Congress marks Jan. 6 anniversary; US, Russia to hold talks amid rising tensions The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Manchin says no; White House fires back Hillicon Valley — Immigrants being put in surveillance programs MORE; Rep. Jim ClyburnJames (Jim) Enos ClyburnBlack Democrats hammer Manchin for backing filibuster on voting rights Sunday shows preview: Congress marks Jan. 6 anniversary; US, Russia to hold talks amid rising tensions Democrats look to diversify ranks in bid to keep Senate MORE, D-S.C.

FOX News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures (1/9/22) — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Go. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemNoem releases ad touting transgender athlete ban in girls' sports Sunday shows preview: Congress marks Jan. 6 anniversary; US, Russia to hold talks amid rising tensions Senate Minority Whip Thune, close McConnell ally, to run for reelection MORE, R-SD; Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonSenate Democrats' super PAC releases million ad buy against Ron Johnson Barnes rakes in almost 0K after Johnson enters Wisconsin Senate race Senate GOP campaign arm raises .6 million in last quarter of 2021 MORE, R-Wisc.; Dr. Pierre Kory M.D. Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine