For someone who claims to just want to stay out of the spotlight, Meghan Markle has an odd way of proving it. The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly considering throwing her hat into the ring to replace the deceased Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
The senator passed away last Friday at the age of 90 in her Washington, D.C., home.
The Daily Mail reported phones rang off the hook when news broke that Markle was interested in the vacant seat. She and her husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, stepped down from their royal duties in 2020 and eventually moved to Los Angeles.
Markle was passed over for the position by Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who instead chose Laphonza Butler for the temporary assignment. A Maryland resident.
She is also the president of the radical pro-abortion group Emily’s List.
Butler will hold the seat until Nov. 2024, when Feinstein would have been up for reelection. Newsom touted his choice as set to become the “first Black lesbian” to serve in the Senate.
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But Newsom interviewed Markle for a Senate seat in Oct. 2020 when he had to replace future Vice President Kamala Harris. This was during the height of the pandemic, and she and the governor discussed the possibility virtually.
Markle will still be left with the chance to run for the Senate seat next year, and some Democrats admit that crazier things have happened.
One source within the party, however, confessed they didn’t believe “you can take Meghan seriously.”
The Duchess of Sussex is well known for her friendship with Democratic heavy-hitters such as Oprah Winfrey and the Kennedy family. She also became politically active for several liberal causes upon her return to Los Angeles.
Among them were supporting anti-gun rights organizations such as Moms Demand Action and lobbying for paid leave for parents.
A Senate seat would be a stepping stone for what some believe is Markle’s ultimate goal — a run for president. As the Democratic operative said, these are crazy times.
Who would think a failed British royal held aspirations for the White House?