With President Obamaâs announcement Saturday that he will seek Congressional approval to strike Syria, the Sunday shows will interview lawmakers about how the United States should respond to the the use of chemical weapons in Syria, previewing the debate ahead.
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will join CBSâs âFace the Nation.â Mr. McCain, Mr. Obamaâs former presidential opponent, has been an outspoken advocate of intervention in Syria.
Also on the program will be Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia and another member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
On NBCâs âMeet the Press,â two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee â” Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who chairs the committee, and Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky â” will share their thoughts on Syria.
Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, and Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, are scheduled to weigh in on âFox News Sunday,â discussing whether there is Congressional support for a strike.
Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Mike Baker, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, will also join Fox to talk about the latest revelations from Edward J. Snowden.
Representative Eliot Engel of New York, ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Scott Rigell, Republican of Virginia and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, will appear on CNNâs âState of the Union.â Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, who is hesitant about military intervention in Syria, will also appear on the program.
ABCâs âThis Weekâ will include interviews with Gen. James E. Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Vali Nasr, a former senior State Department adviser and dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
In addition to NBC, Mr. Menendez will appear on Univisionâs âAl Puntoâ at 10 a.m. Eastern and Telemundoâs âEnfoqueâ at noon Eastern. Otto J. Reich, a former ambassador, will also join Telemundo to talk about Syria.
Thomas J. Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will join C-Spanâs âNewsmakersâ to talk about policy issues including immigration and jobs.
William S. Cohen, former defense secretary, was interviewed about Syria on Bloombergâs âPolitical Capital,â which aired Friday with repeats throughout the weekend. Richard L. Trumka, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., also appeared on the program to talk about organized labor.