Wonder what you would find if you frisked US Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) knowledge on the three branches of government?
Answer: He thinks the House of Representatives and Senate are separate branches of government.
So I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strong they feel — you know, we have three branches of government: we have a House, the 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.
I guess Sen. Schumer is one of those elected officials who falls within the 51 percent of elected officials who can’t name all three branches of government, compared with 50 percent of the general public.
For those who think like Sen. Schumer, the actual three branches of government are the executive (run by the President), the legislature (which includes both the House and the Senate), and the judiciary.
Better luck next time Chucky.