Lawmaker Tosses Snowball on Senate Floor to Disprove Global Warming
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) used a snowball on the Senate floor Thursday to make his point that global climate change isn't the threat it's cracked up to be.
Inhofe said that despite it being the "warmest year on record," much of the United States is blanketed in snow and freezing temperatures.
"We keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record. I ask the chair, you know what this is? It’s a snowball, just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonal. So Mr. President, catch this," Inhofe said, tossing the snowball over to President Obama.
Inhofe, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said on "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning that since 2002, climate change has gone from the number two issue to number 14, according to polls.
"The president has already spent, in the first five years of his administration, $120 billion, and most of this goes to foreign countries to encourage them to set up a system where their emissions will go down," Inhofe said.
"Right now, we are starving our military ... the problems that we're having all around the world, we can't reach them now because of what's happened to our military," Inhofe said.
"If we just had the money that this president has spent on global warming, we wouldn't be having the serious problems that we're having right now with our military."
Watch the clip above.