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Rep. Michael McCaul: Obama's Policies Making World Feel Less Safe

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 November 2015 12:08 PM

President Barack Obama's policies are making the world feel less safe, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said Tuesday, and the State Department's joint intelligence bulletin warning about terror attacks "is sort of a CYA" move that warns about everything people traveling overseas would do.

"Look, they should do this and they need to do it," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" host Martha MacCallum. "But the fact is, what can you not do? But that's the fact of the matter, that is the reality that we live in today. It doesn't make me feel any safer."

But then again, said McCaul, Obama's "whole foreign policy and lack of leadership has resulted in a world that feels less safe."

The broad warning, which tells travelers to take care when visiting public monuments, being in large crowds, and using public transportation is in response to a "broad high threat environment," he said, and points out how Obama's strategies have failed.

"Now we have one of the biggest threats globally and now his own State Department is warning us if we do travel, to exercise caution and vigilance," said McCaul. "We also have the Russians now basically testing NATO airspace. This is complete chaos. There is no leadership in this coalition, in the fight against ISIS."

Further, Obama downplays the threat ISIS poses, as if "they're a bunch of sort of thugs [who are] good at social media," said McCaul. "He doesn't call them terrorists or say there is a radical Islamist threat, which is the real threat."

In addition, now Obama won't say the United States is in a war, said McCaul.

"I think, quite frankly, Congress should be looking at declaring this a war against ISIS," he told MacCallum. "That would send a strong message."

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