During an interview on “State of the Union with Candy Crowley,” Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discussed the need for the three branches of government to work together to raise the debt ceiling.

However, Schumer’s interpretation of the three branches of government is not the same as the Constitution’s – executive, legislative and judiciary:

“We have a House.  We have a Senate.  We have a president.  And all three of us are going to have to come together and give some, but it is playing with fire to risk the shutting down of the government, just as it is playing with fire to risk not paying the debt ceiling.”

Schumer’s political career began in 1975.  He should know better.  See video here.