Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul: Hillary Clinton ‘Responsible’ for Islamic State
Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) blames President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the rise of the Islamic State.
“I would say that she and the president are responsible for ISIS rearing its ugly head,” McCaul said, during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters in Washington D.C. this morning.
He argued that any Republican nominee for president would have a huge advantage over Clinton in 2016 as it was clear that the issue of national security was paramount among voters.
“I think Mrs. Clinton has a lot of weaknesses because she was the architect of the Obama administration’s foreign policy,” McCaul said, referring to her role as Secretary of State.
He argued that a lack of a status of forces agreement in Iraq was mainly responsible for the security implosion in that country, pointing out that Clinton only visited Baghdad one time while serving as Secretary of State.