"In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack ObamaBarack ObamaRepublican senator expects Trump will 'embrace' GOP platform Frustration with White House builds in Hispanic caucus Giuliani touts Trump as true candidate of 'hope' 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 ClintonDems see political gold in fight over Trump's taxes Trump tears into Kristol on Twitter Hillary's ObamaCare problem 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.