GOP lawmaker has 'grave doubts' about Obama's counterterrorism efforts

"In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack ObamaBarack ObamaSocial Security to run dry three years sooner than expected: study Former CIA chief shuts down Trump's calls for waterboarding Clinton camp: Trump's fundraising 'bragging is total bunk' 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 ClintonLynch: I wouldn’t do Clinton meeting over again The Muslim war on women's rights Attorney general says she will defer to FBI on Clinton emails 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.

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