"In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack ObamaBarack ObamaGroups worry as Trump weighs wider role in Yemen fight MSNBC's Maddow most-watched among younger viewers for 3rd-straight week Overnight Energy: Trump's climate order coming Tuesday 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.

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"In over seven years after 9/11, under George W. Bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the United States? Zero!"

"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 ClintonEllison pens Jezebel op-ed honoring role of women in labor fight Baldwin on Trump: 'I just didn’t want to play him' Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' 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.