One of the soldiers of Benghazi has something to say to a Democratic strategist and Hillary Clinton supporter appeared on Tomi Lahren’s show on TheBlaze last week and made the following claim about Benghazi. [Scroll Down For Video]
“I know members of [Ambassador Stevens] family, and they’re sick of his death being used by the right wing as a political ploy. It’s disgusting.”
The Hillary supporter also criticized George W Bush (for some reason) during the rant.
Well, Army Ranger veteran and private security contractor Kris “Tanto” Paronto was on the ground, and fought at Benghazi. He had some choice words for this guy:
“I’m tired of hearing people defend Hillary Clinton, because she left us. The bottom line, she left us.
George W. Bush – I served overseas when he was President as well – he never left me behind. Not once.”
Paronto also noted that he would love to have a face to face discussion with the Hillary supporter one day to work through their various talking points.
Paronto has had a long and storied career in both the military and military contractor communities. According to Paronto’s bio on his website:
Kris Paronto – “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles – is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.
Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members.
Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Associate Degree from Dixie College (now Dixie State University) in St. George, Utah, Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013.
Mr. Paronto has been involved in security operations in hostile environments for over 10 years. His team’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US special mission in Benghazi, Libya was paramount in the saving of US lives and assets. He is a proven leader, teammate and friend to those who have deployed with him, and a devout father to three children.