Adam Schiff was an answer on 'Jeopardy!' and none of the contestants knew who he was
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On Wednesday night's episode of "Jeopardy!", House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden holds off punishing Saudi crown prince, despite US intel Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Democrats demand Saudi accountability over Khashoggi killing MORE (D-Calif.) was an answer, but no one buzzed in. 

Schiff was an answer in a category titled "U.S. Representatives." The prompt included a photo of Schiff and read: "One-fifty-third of California's House delegation is this House Intelligence Committee chairman."

No one buzzed in.

An article by Insider notes that "Jeopardy!" typically films its episodes approximately three months in advance. That places the timeline of Wednesday night's episode around October, when the House was still holding closed-door briefings and the impeachment inquiry was just gaining steam. 


Schiff has since become a prominent figure amid impeachment, as well as the subject of Republicans' ire. 

Some social media users were surprised by contestants' inability to identify Schiff, while others laughed and pointed it out as an example of the bubble of the political world and a possible lack of interest in impeachment.