California Governor Gavin Newsom has mentioned appointing media mogul Oprah Winfrey to Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat if she retires or is forced out according to a new AP report.
She would be a caretaker until the election to replace Feinstein. Newsom’s problem is his big mouth. He did not want to anger anyone when he picked Kamala Harris’ replacement so he tried to have it both ways.
He appointed a Latino to fill Kamala’s seat while promising to appoint a black woman should Dianne retire. But the primary for Dianne’s seat is underway and he can’t afford to pick sides in that.
Barbara Lee and Adam Schiff are the two top contenders for Dianne’s seat but Newsom. Lee is a black woman. But the Pelosi machine in California is backing Schiff.
Newsom needs the backing of the Pelosi machine for his next move.
Claremont McKenna College political scientist Jack Pitney said: “The last