Schumer: Democrats "Extreme" Liars

Chuck Schumer thought he was on the phone with just a few fellow senators. No one told him the media was on the line.

Before Schumer became aware that reporters could hear him, he told colleagues that “I always use the word ‘extreme’” to describe Republican demands because that’s “what the caucus instructed me to do the other week.”

Schumer’s comments show he and fellow Democrats want “to engineer a political game,” said House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican. “He is spending more time on politics than he is spending on policy.”