Three members of the Senate’s GOP leadership were not impressed, suggesting Obama was wasting time and effort. Gage Skidmore/Flickr WASHINGTON — Republican leaders in the Senate portrayed President Barack Obama’s push to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change this week as a distraction from issues that are more important to them, and, they argued, to Americans. The Obama administration released its mammoth National Climate Assessment on Tuesday, finding that climate change is already wreaking havoc across the country, and that it will get worse. At the same time, Obama himself met with weather forecasters at the White House to focus attention on the issue. Three members of the Senate’s GOP leadership were not impressed, suggesting Obama was wasting time and effort. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) put the threats of a warming planet on par with reports of botched care at the Veterans Administration. “I wish the White House, instead of traveling around the country talking about the urgency of climate change, would talk with equal urgency about this failure of leadership and confidence at the VA,” said Cornyn, speaking at the leaders’ weekly press conference. To keep reading, click here. Taken from: Republicans Portray Obama Climate Push As A Distraction Related Articles7 Scary Facts About How Global Warming Is Scorching the United StatesWATCH: These Reefs Are Beautiful—But Most of the Coral Is DeadWhat Happens to Fido When Fracking Comes to Town?