Haaland, Davids included in ‘Jeopardy’ clue for historic first as Native American congresswomen

Freshman Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) were featured in a “Jeopardy” clue Wednesday night for making history as the first Native American congresswomen.

The game show category was “U.S. representatives” and the clue was “Deb Haaland of the Laguna Pueblo and Sharice Davids of the Ho-Chunk Nation are the first women of this group in Congress.”

Contestant Laura Thomason gave the correct answer: Native American.


“@ShariceDavids and I may have been the first, but we won’t be the last!” Haaland tweeted after the episode aired. “More Native Women are choosing to run for office at every level. Sharice and I both see them and we are here to support them every step of the way! #BeFierce.”

The women made history during the 2018 midterms when they became the first two Native American women elected to Congress.

Haaland wore a traditional Pueblo dress along with silver and turquoise jewelry for the swearing-in ceremony in January 2019 and the pair went viral when they were seen embracing on the House floor.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was an answer on “Jeopardy!” earlier this week. No one buzzed in to identify him.

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