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

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoRockets fired near Green Zone after day of mourning for Soleimani DHS says no ‘credible’ threat to US, warns of groups’ capability White House sends Congress formal notification of Soleimani strike MORE will make the rounds on this week’s Sunday talk shows as he continues to defend President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden rips Trump tweets on Iran: ‘Incredibly dangerous and irresponsible’ Swalwell pens op-ed comparing Trump impeachment to XYZ Affair Rockets fired near Green Zone after day of mourning for Soleimani 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. 

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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 SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Jewish advocates call for emergency security funding amid increased anti-Semitic attacks Sanders, Khanna introduce legislation to block funding for a war with Iran MORE (D-N.Y.) will appear on ABC, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats Election security, ransomware dominate cyber concerns for 2020 MORE (D-Va.) will appear on NBC, Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Ben Shapiro rips Ben Rhodes on Iran-Trump criticism: ‘Failed novelist who openly lied to the American people’ Democrats alarmed by ‘massive escalation’ with Iran, lack of consultation with Congress MORE (D-Conn.) will appear on CBS and Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Senate Democrat on impeachment trial: ‘If you have a rigged trial there’s no exoneration in acquittal’ Sunday shows preview: Senate gears up for impeachment trial after holiday break MORE (D-Md.) will appear on Fox. 

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike 30 days from Iowa: It’s anybody’s ballgame Warren announces support for new North American trade pact MORE (D-Mass.) and Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike 30 days from Iowa: It’s anybody’s ballgame Bloomberg rises to third place alongside Warren in national poll 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. 

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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House sends Congress formal notification of Soleimani strike Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Progressive group warns against focusing too much on impeachment 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 McConnellSwalwell pens op-ed comparing Trump impeachment to XYZ Affair White House sends Congress formal notification of Soleimani strike Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike 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 GrahamSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Trump enters uncharted territory with Iran Trump takes gamble with decision to kill Iran military commander MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Republicans, Democrats offer support after John Lewis cancer diagnosis Figures to watch as White House mounts impeachment defense 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 SchiffSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats Nancy Pelosi’s great impeachment charade MORE (D-Calif.) will appear on CNN. 

The full Sunday lineup is below:

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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 RubioTrump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll Sunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Pressure builds over impeachment impasse in Senate 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 RatcliffeSunday show preview: Pompeo seeks to sell Trump’s Iran strike Meadows says Matt Gaetz should be part of Trump’s impeachment defense team Figures to watch as White House mounts impeachment defense MORE (R-Texas), Collins.

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