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Scarborough: Oprah Should Consider Senate First

(MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

By    |   Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:37 AM EST

Oprah Winfrey, who has been hyped in recent days as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, should put aside any dreams she has of winning the White House and seek a Senate seat first, Joe Scarborough said Thursday.

"Here's a radical idea: Why doesn't Oprah run for Senate in Illinois and serve for six years and figure out how Washington works," Scarborough said on his "Morning Joe" program on MSNBC.

"This is what I said about Marco Rubio. Marco Rubio wasn't ready to be president of the United States, in my opinion, in 2016. I thought it was a joke. Guess what? In 2020, after he's been seasoned . . . If Oprah wants to be president, why doesn't she run for Senate first."

Fans of Oprah raised the possibility of her running this week after the queen of daytime television made a dramatic speech at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards about female empowerment in the wake of dozens of Hollywood sex abuse scandals.

While Winfrey said later she is not considering a run, her longtime partner Stedman Graham told reporters she "would absolutely do it."

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Oprah Winfrey, who has been hyped in recent days as a potential presidential candidate in 2020, should put aside any dreams she has of winning the White House and seek a Senate seat first, Joe Scarborough said Thursday.
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