No Khashoggi coverage on the Sunday shows this morning? Strange as it may seem, no one from the White House or the State Department is booked to discuss it as I write this on Saturday.

Although it’s really not strange. After all, what’s to discuss? Why would Mike Pompeo or Kellyanne Conway want a thankless task like defending the Saudis’ ludicrous “he died in a fight” cover story?

There’ll be coverage, just possibly without input from any administrational personnel. What’s on tap instead is plenty of senators, starting with Ted Cruz. He’ll be on “This Week” to chat about his prospects for victory (strong) and will be followed on the same show by Beto O’Rourke to assess his own prospects (not strong). O’Rourke has been reassuring Texas voters lately that there’s zero chance he’ll run for president in 2020, as he’s laser-focused on his home state. Have him back after Election Day and ask him again then.

Also appearing this morning is Rand Paul, who’s rarely crosswise with Trump. Foreign policy tends to bring out his independent streak, though:

He’ll sit down with “Fox News Sunday” to keep the pressure on POTUS to take action against Riyadh. And if none of that grabs you, Ben Sasse will appear on “State of the Union” to discuss his new book about social isolation and maybe to finally explain to a curious world why he wants to be a senator. The full line-up is at the AP.