It took months of document demands plus a contempt charge for the Attorney General to put Fast & Furious front and center on the Sunday shows, but better late than never. Darrell Issa gets to make his case this morning on NBC, ABC, and Fox News; Eric Holder’s rebuttal will be presented by … nobody, apparently. Unless I’m overlooking someone, none of the Democrats on those three shows is involved in the F&F investigation. Interesting that the White House hasn’t tapped anyone to take Issa on.
Today’s other hot topic is immigration, with Marco Rubio in the spotlight on “Meet the Press” to talk DREAM and what really happened with that VP kerfuffle last week. As a counterpoint, CNN will have on Democrat Luis Gutierrez, whom you might remember for having once said, “I have only one loyalty and that’s to the immigrant community.” I wonder what he thinks of Obama’s new DREAM power grab. The full line-up via WaPo:
NBC’s Meet the Press: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM); Jonathan Martin, Politico; Andrea Mitchell, NBC
CBS’ Face the Nation: Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX); Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN); Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s Deputy Campaign Manager; Eric Fehrnstrom, Senior Adviser to Romney Campaign; Joe Klein, TIME; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS News; John Dickerson, CBS News
ABC’s This Week: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA); George Will, ABC News; Major Garrett, National Journal; Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal; Hilary Rosen, Democratic strategist
Fox News Sunday: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA); T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital; Brit Hume, Fox News; Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast and Fox News; Nicole Wallace, former senior adviser to the McCain campaign; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times
CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ed Gillespie, Romney senior adviser; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Guiterrez; Rep. Luis Guiterrez (D-IL); Susan Page, USA Today; Peter Baker, New York Times