Election integrity is a top topic for the Sunday shows following the first anniversary of January 6. The star guest: Trump nemesis Brad Raffensperger, who’s running for reelection as Georgia’s secretary of state against MAGA challenger Jody Hice. Raffensperger refused to disenfranchise his state’s voters by overturning the results of Georgia’s election last November and for that he’ll never be forgiven by populist Republicans. He’ll chat with “Face the Nation” about the odds of another insurrection in 2024 and how he plans to defeat Trump’s candidate in a primary.
Another secretary of state, Antony Blinken, is booked to discuss the Biden administration’s strategy for averting violence in Ukraine and Iran. He’ll speak to “This Week” and “State of the Union” about how much the U.S. is willing to give up to keep Putin from targeting Kiev and what the plan is to keep Tehran from going nuclear now that restarting talks on the Iran nuclear deal have gone nowhere.
New York’s new mayor, Eric Adams, is also scheduled. He’s kept the city’s public schools from closing during the Omicron surge so far, to the chagrin of New York teachers. He’ll tell “Face the Nation” and “State of the Union” why he thinks kids need to be in class and likely field questions on what he thinks about the Manhattan DA’s new soft-on-crime charging guidelines. If a political war between Adams and DA Alvin Bragg is destined to break out, this morning might be the first shot.