Oprah Winfrey isn’t eyeing Dianne Feinstein’s senate seat. As retirement rumours swirl around the 89-year-old senator from California, a spokesperson for Winfrey tells ET that the media magnate “is not considering the seat should it become vacant.” Feinstein, the oldest member of Congress, is facing a myriad of health challenges.
She was recently hospitalized with shingles, which has left her with vision and balance issues. As such, Feinstein, who’s been using a wheelchair as of late, has been working a lighter schedule.
Lately, the Democrat has been facing some pressure from within her own party to resign before her term ends in January 2025.
If Feinstein were to retire, California Governor Gavin Newsom would pick her replacement. The questions about Feinstein’s staying power date back all the way to 2021.Read more on etcanada.com