Sunday: Schumer, Miller and Flake


President Donald Trump speaks to troops while visiting U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla.,Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. 

Susan Walsh, AP

Three weeks into a new administration, there’s no sign of Washington slowing down. In the last 24 hours the White House has been on the defense after sources confirmed National Security Adviser Michael Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador about the sanctions placed on Russia by the Obama administration, though Flynn originally denied discussing the topic during the Trump transition period.  This revelation was reported just after President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries was unanimously blocked by a panel of three federal judges.

This Sunday we’ll talk with the #1 Democrat in the Senate, Charles Schumer.  Democrats on the Hill have made it abundantly clear that they are gearing up to be an opposition party to Trump, but how successful will they be?  This week a number of controversial cabinet officials were sworn in with minimal Democratic support.  How does the party plan on fighting the rest of President Trump’s nominees, including his pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?

The president has already vowed that he’ll continue his efforts to “keep our country safe.” What should we expect? Stephen Miller, Senior Policy Advisor to the president, joins us to shed some insight of what the president has in mind.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R- Arizona, also joins us to address his concerns of the president’s travel ban.  Does he have an alternative version? We’ll also discuss the president’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch with the Arizona Senator.

CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto joins us to launch the CBS News Nation Tracker, a joint survey project with yougov aimed at monitoring Americans’ views on the Trump administration, Congress and the country.

Finally, our political panel will break down all the news from this week and look ahead to next. USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, New York Times White House Correspondent Peter Baker, National Review executive editor Reihan Salam and Ron Brownstein from  Atlantic Media join us.

Don’t miss what’s sure to be an exciting show.  Check your local listings for times.

  • Tim Perry

    CBS News reporter covering the White House.