CNN's King, Panelists Hit Obama From Left on Climate Change: 'Why Did They Wait So Long?'

May 6, 2014 | 2:57 PM EDT

CNN's John King, along with the AP's Julie Pace and National Journal's Ron Fournier, blasted President Obama from the left on the 6 May 2014 edition of New Day over the issue of climate change. King highlighted Obama's interviews with meteorologists in order to "push his agenda for climate change," and wondered, "If the President has this power...through executive authority, and this issue is so important to him, why did they wait so long? Why not do this in the first term?"

The two guests seconded the correspondent's question, with Fournier hyping how the apparent crucial nature of the issue:

RON FOURNIER, NATIONAL JOURNAL: ...The President has missed an opportunity to really seize one of the most important issues facing our globe – not just our country – and he's let politics get in the way....you know, he had eight years. Why didn't you start sooner?