On last Friday’s episode of the syndicated game show, contestant Robin Falco selected the “Social Studies” category $2,000, where Sasse’s image quickly appeared.
“He’s a senator from Nebraska and the author of “Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal,” host Alex Trebek told the contestants.
Sadly, none of the trio, including the record-breaking 37-year-old professional sports gambler, asked, “Who is Ben Sasse?”
That caught the attention of the prominent GOP lawmaker on Wednesday.
“I’ll take “uncomfortable awkward silences” for a thousand dollars, Alex…,” Sasse joked on Twitter.
“Jeopardy!” contestants have a history of not being current with politics. In 2018, three contestants failed to correctly identify Gen. Michael Flynn in a clue related to a Russia investigation.
Holzhauer has continued his winning streak, clinching his 20th consecutive victory on Wednesday and collecting a total of a whopping $1,528,012. He almost lost his title as champion this week, winning his 18th game by only $18.