Report: Oprah Winfrey could replace Dianne Feinstein in Senate

Source: SFGate

“Among the many plot lines in the Dianne Feinstein saga is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pledge to appoint a [b]lack woman to replace the 89-year-old should a vacancy arise before her term expires in January 2025. He made that promise during his 2021 anti-recall campaign …. the two candidates who seemed the most likely at the time of the pledge — Reps. Barbara Lee and Karen Bass — may no longer be options. Lee is running against Rep. Adam Schiff to succeed Feinstein, so Newsom may want to avoid tilting the scales in that race. Meanwhile, Bass just began her tenure as mayor of Los Angeles. … the Associated Press story provided just one name that has been ‘floated in California circles’ as a caretaker pick: celebrity talk show host Oprah Winfrey.” [editor’s note: Well they sure cannot have the pro-peace Barbara Lee there – SAT] (05/23/23)