It’s unlikely the Duchess of Sussex will be tapped to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who died Friday at the age of 90 — but that doesn’t mean the actress-turned-royal won’t toss her hat in the ring, the Daily Mail reports.
Sources told the outlet within minutes of the Senate stalwart’s passing, phones “lit up” with speculation that Markle might look to be appointed to fill the seat until Feinstein’s term expires in January 2025.
Yet despite Markle’s friendship with big-time Dems like Oprah Winfrey and the Kennedy family, there’s little chance of a vault to the Capitol..
“Meghan is definitely a long shot, but in the craziness that is US politics these days it’s not an impossibility,” a major Democratic donor who’s close to California Gov. Gavin Newsom told the news outlet. “Crazier things have happened.”
Newsom, a two-term Democrat who may have presidential aspirations, must soon choose a replacement for Feinstein, the longest-serving woman in Senate history.
The 55-year-old governor reportedly interviewed Markle for a Senator’s spot in October 2020, when he had to replace then-Sen. Kamala Harris after she was chosen by Joe Biden to run with him against Donald Trump.
Markle had been networking among senior Democrats as she angled for the job, with the US presidency as her alleged ultimate goal, a source told the Daily Mail.
Although she and Prince Harry met virtually with Newsom, he ultimately picked another candidate.
Senator Meghan Markle? Speculation mounts Duchess of Sussex will try to replace Feinstein.