Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump's Iran strike

Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump's Iran strike
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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoWhite House installs new leadership at federally-funded international broadcasters US carrier group enters South China Sea amid tensions between China, Taiwan Biden can hold China accountable for human rights abuses by divesting now MORE will make the rounds on this week's Sunday talk shows as he continues to defend President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE's decision to kill top Iranian military official Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 

The Pentagon said this week that a U.S. strike had killed Soleimani, and Pompeo has said the attack was carried out in response to "imminent threats on American lives."

This weekend, he's expected to appear on multiple major talk shows including ABC's “This Week," NBC's “Meet the Press,"CBS's “Face the Nation," CNN's “State of the Union" and “Fox News Sunday," according to The Associated Press. 


Pompeo this week defended the strike in a CNN interview, saying that Soleimani "was actively plotting in the region to take actions ... that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk."

Several Democrats are also slated to appear in interviews on Sunday and may criticize the move. 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerCapitol insurrection fallout: A PATRIOT Act 2.0? Schumer calls for DOJ watchdog to probe alleged Trump effort to oust acting AG Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-N.Y.) will appear on ABC, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerThe next pandemic may be cyber — How Biden administration can stop it Bipartisan Senate gang to talk with Biden aide on coronavirus relief Social media posts, cellphone data aid law enforcement investigations into riots MORE (D-Va.) will appear on NBC, Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyTensions running high after gun incident near House floor Democrats float 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee MORE (D-Conn.) will appear on CBS and Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenSenators introduce bill to award Officer Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal Romney calls for Senate to pass sanctions on Putin over Navalny poisoning 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE (D-Md.) will appear on Fox. 

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCancel culture comes for the moderates Biden expands on Obama ethics pledge Student loan forgiveness would be windfall for dentists, doctors and lawyers MORE (D-Mass.) and Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds Biden signs order to require masks on planes and public transportation Senators vet Buttigieg to run Transportation Department MORE will appear on CNN and Warren will also appear on NBC.

Impeachment is also likely to be a topic of discussion on Sunday amid weeks of stalemate between the Democrat-led House and Republican-led Senate. 


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop More hands needed on the nuclear football Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus MORE (D-Calif.) has declined to turn the House-passed articles of impeachment over to the Senate, citing concerns about comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop Harry Reid 'not particularly optimistic' Biden will push to eliminate filibuster Senators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-Ky.) that he would not be impartial during an impeachment trial. 

McConnell this week criticized Democrats as having "cold feet."

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Trump selects South Carolina lawyer for impeachment trial Democrats formally elect Harrison as new DNC chair MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDrudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate Warnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff Warnock says he needs to win 'by comfortable margin' because 'funny things go on' MORE (R-Ga.), key impeachment figures and the top Republicans on the Senate and House Judiciary committees respectively, will appear on FOX News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures."

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden to keep Wray as FBI director Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis Angus King warns of 'grave danger' of Trump revealing classified information MORE (D-Calif.) will appear on CNN. 

The full Sunday lineup is below:


ABC's “This Week" — Pompeo, Schumer,

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Pompeo; Warren, Warner, 

CBS's “Face the Nation" — Pompeo, Murphy, D-Conn., Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Rubio: Trump impeachment trial is 'stupid' The Memo: Biden gambles that he can do it all MORE (R-Fla.)

CNN's “State of the Union" — Pompeo, Warren, Buttigieg, Schiff,

“Fox News Sunday" — Pompeo; Van Hollen

FOX News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" - Pompeo, assistant to the president for trade and manufacturing policy Peter Navarro, Graham, Rep. John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeSenate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Biden intelligence chief pledges to keep politics out of job House panels open review of Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas), Collins.