"In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObamas welcome Olympians to White House Overnight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform Obama pushes to end solitary confinement; states led the way. MORE — the Boston Marathon bomber; the underwear bomber; the Times Square bomber; the Fort Hood shooter; and in my own state, the Little Rock recruiting office shooter.
"We need to ask why is the Obama administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the United States?" Cotton added.
Cotton's remarks came in the midst of ongoing GOP complaints about Obama's commitment to national security. Earlier this week, House Republicans released a report blaming former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonJeb Bush: Reports of father supporting Clinton were 'inappropriate' Libertarian VP: 'Pop quizzes' on TV are not Johnson's 'forte' Trump: I have 'very good' marital history MORE for the death of four Americans in last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
On Wednesday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said his committee would hold another hearing on the Benghazi attacks next month.