The Sunday shows were swamped by breaking news of the Orlando attack last weekend so the predictable chatter about gun-grabbing had to wait. They’ll make amends this morning with AG Loretta Lynch, who’ll be on all five programs to explain why due process is overrated when it comes to Second Amendment rights and to estimate how many red flags the FBI missed in failing to stop Omar Mateen. NRA chief Wayne LaPierre will argue the other side — on one show, “Face the Nation,” not five. Dianne Feinstein, lead sponsor of the Kafkaesque new Democratic gun-control bill targeting people who used to be on a terror watch list, will also appear on that program.
If you’re more interested in the election, Paul Ryan will sit down with Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” to reiterate that, yes, he’s supporting Trump for president and, no, other Republicans shouldn’t feel obliged to do so. An endorsement worth its weight in gold! Trump himself is absent from the schedule this morning but campaign co-managers Paul Manafort and Corey Lewandowski will appear on “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday,” respectively. Sunday morning has become something of a regular gig for them; I wonder if that’ll continue through the fall or if they’re filling a niche temporarily that’ll eventually be handed over to Trump’s VP pick. Newt Gingrich is a natural for this role if he ends up being selected. The full line-up is at the AP.