There are technically multiple topics on the menu this morning, like the Georgia Senate runoffs and the COVID vaccination quagmire, but there’s really only one topic. Numerous members of Congress, Republican and Democrat, are booked to discuss the attempted putsch at the Capitol this past Wednesday that could have easily ended with the vice president being murdered by a mob incited by his own boss.
From the House, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Adam Kinzinger will chat with “This Week.” Both support impeachment — although at the moment, as far as I know, Kinzinger is the only House Republican who does. They’ll be asked why it’s worth pressing forward knowing that the Senate won’t be able to vote on removal until Inauguration Day and almost certainly doesn’t have the votes to convict Trump even when it does. James Clyburn will also preview impeachment on “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday” and air his suspicions that rioters were directed to his office by someone who works at the Capitol.
From the Senate, Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey will talk to “Meet the Press” and “State of the Union” about their near-death experience this past week, the prospects of removing Trump, and their roles as swing votes in the upcoming 50/50 Democratic-controlled majority.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will appear on “Face the Nation” to fill the country in on what sort of added security is being provided for the Capitol over the next 11 days, including and especially on January 17, when some MAGA types are hoping to hold an “armed march.” Is this country going to need active military on the streets to provide security?
Finally, Mick Mulvaney will be interviewed by “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday” as part of his continuing effort to rehab his reputation. A few days ago he resigned in protest from his envoy position, a job he received after loyally enabling Trump as chief of staff for more than a year. He also wrote one of the dumbest op-eds in American history a few days after the election, which he’ll need to answer for this morning. Look for him to tell Chuck Todd and Chris Wallace that he’s shocked, shocked to see the president behave irresponsibly. The full line-up is at the AP.