A slow news week ends, a weather-filled news week begins. The topic du jour on the Sunday shows is Hurricane Dorian, set to make landfall in Florida as a Category Four storm sometime tomorrow. The star guest: Pete Gaynor, acting head of FEMA, who’s booked for “Meet the Press,” “State of the Union,” and “Fox News Sunday” to discuss preparations. Following him on “State of the Union” will be Republican Sen. Rick Scott, himself an expert on hurricane management by now from his eight years as governor of Florida. Forecasters will have a better sense of where Dorian is headed by the time the interviews are recorded. Scott in particular should have insight into how bad or relatively not bad the damage is likely to be based on those projections.
Elsewhere this morning, acting DHS chief Kevin McAleenan will be on “This Week” to chat about progress on the wall or the lack thereof. He’ll be followed there by Pat Toomey, who’ll relay the state of play in the Senate on his effort to expand background checks on gun purchases.
If that doesn’t grab you, Beto O’Rourke will swing by “Face the Nation” and “State of the Union” to call Trump a racist again. And doubtless there’ll be chitchat this morning about the damning IG report on James Comey’s handling of Russiagate, although no guest has been scheduled yet as I write this on Saturday with that specific topic in mind. The full line-up is at the AP.