The al-Qaeda terrorist threat against America is “getting worse, not better,” it’s “deceptive” of President Obama to suggest otherwise, and a lack of U.S. leadership is contributing to the problem, two senior Republican lawmakers charged on Sunday.

Speaking on the day when the State Department reopened 18 out of 19 diplomatic missions that had been shuttered for a week over a specific terrorist threat, U.S. House Homeland Security Committee chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) both took issue with the administration’s practice of differentiating between “core al-Qaeda” and affiliates.

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