When it came to a question on who House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is, “Jeopardy!” contestants just weren’t exactly sure.
In the “U.S. Representatives” category, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek read the description, “One-fifty-third of California’s House delegation is this House Intelligence Committee chairman” — the question being for $1,200.
A photo of Schiff also popped up on the screen. However, no one was able to answer who he is.
Check out the video below:
Adam Schiff was an answer on Jeopardy today.— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 16, 2020
Not a single person knew who he was. pic.twitter.com/SQObAMzxw7
“Jeopardy!” episodes, however, are taped about three months in advance to them airing, according to the Insider, which puts the particular episode with the question on Schiff around October.
As The Hill notes, that would mean the episode was filmed around when the House of Representatives was holding closed-door impeachment hearings.
The clip from Wednesday night’s episode drew a few reactions on Twitter:
LOL! Even with a picture… NO ONE knew who Adam Schiff was on Jeopardy. pic.twitter.com/4cLkIip6n1— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 16, 2020
Last night I was watching @Jeopardy .— Rufus Gifford (@rufusgifford) January 16, 2020
One of the answers (paraphrased) was “This guy who is Chairman of House Intelligence” and they show a photo of Adam Schiff.
NONE of the three very smart people knew who he was.
AND… I realized I exist in a parallel universe.
In recent months, Schiff has played a big role in helping to lead the House’s impeachment hearings charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tapped Schiff as one of the seven impeachment managers to prosecute Trump in the Senate impeachment trial, as IJR reported. The Senate trial is expected to begin next Tuesday, Jan. 21.