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June 24th, 2014
04:36 PM ET

Rep. McCaul: ISIS is 'the number one threat' to U.S. homeland

(CNN) – More than 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq during the month of June alone, most of them civilians, a UN human rights team said Tuesday.

What is the solution to end the bloodshed, and has the Obama administration made any progress on bringing the Iraqis closer to it?

House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, called the militant group ISIS the number one threat to the homeland, to Americans on American soil.

But Secretary of State John Kerry says ISIS does not yet have the ability to attack the U.S., and the administration is working to make sure they never can.

The administration has "been too slow to act," said McCaul.

"In my briefings, the Secretary of Homeland Security agrees with me, this is the number one threat to the homeland," he said.

For more of our interview with Rep. Michael McCaul, check out the video above.

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