- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe reportedly tossed a snowball Thursday on the Senate floor while arguing against “the hysteria on global warming.”

“In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, do you know what this is?” said Mr. Inhofe, a Republican who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, as he removed a snowball from a plastic bag, The Hill reported.

“It’s a snowball. And it’s just from outside here. So it’s very, very cold out. Very unseasonable,” he told Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican.

“So, Mr. President, catch this,” Mr. Inhofe said before tossing the snowball underhand. An Inhofe aide said it was caught by a page, National Journal reported.

“We hear the perpetual headline that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, but now the script has flipped,” Mr. Inhofe said, The Hill reported. “This is something that has been happening over a long period of time … and every time it does, everyone tries to say that the world’s coming to an end and somehow man is important and so powerful that he can change that.”

The Republican criticized President Obama for suggesting recently that climate change is a greater threat to Americans than terrorism.

“It’s just another illustration that the president and his administration are detached from the realities that we are facing today and into the future,” Mr. Inhofe said, The Hill reported. “His repeated failure to understand the real to our national security and his inability to establish a coherent national security strategy has put this nation at a level of risk that has been unknown for decades.”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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