As you’d expect, the Sunday shows are chock full of midterm-fallout crapola this morning. Leading the pack is the man who would be Attorney General: Chris Christie, the favorite to succeed Jeff Sessions, will sit down with “This Week” to coyly downplay his chances at the job and to dodge questions about how far he might be willing to go as AG to tie Bob Mueller’s hands. Any confirmation vote will be very close thanks to Bridgegate; the seats the GOP picked up on Tuesday may be the difference between success and failure. Which means we may soon have at the head of the Justice Department the one prominent Republican in the country who’s even more of an old-school drug warrior than Sessions is.
Many a big-name Democrat is also booked to discuss their House takeover, as you might imagine. Nancy Pelosi will appear on “Face the Nation” to discuss her odds of becoming Speaker again while incoming House Intel Committee chairman Adam Schiff will lay out his plans for ramping up the Russiagate investigation on “Meet the Press.” Two more committee chairmen of special interest to the White House will stop by “This Week” to preview the many subpoenas to come, Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee and Jerrold Nadler of the House Judiciary Committee. Nadler is particularly noteworthy in light of Matt Whitaker’s appointment as acting AG this week. If Whitaker’s still in the job as of January, it’ll be Nadler’s committee that hauls him in to run through his old comments about Mueller, his work for scamster World Patent Marketing, etc.
If none of that grabs you, Ted Cruz will be on “Face the Nation” to describe his political near-death experience after a severe case of Beto-itis. And Kellyanne Conway will supply the White House’s spin on the elections on “Fox News Sunday” and “This Week.” Expect her to be pressed on the dispute between the president and her own husband over whether Whitaker’s appointment as acting AG is constitutional. Does she side with her favorite person in the whole world, or with George Conway? The full line-up is at the AP.