Kris “Tonto” Paronto survived the grueling 13-hour terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, only to return and have people like Rep. Adam Schiff lie to the public about what happened, and now that Schiff is once again lying to the public, Paronto has a blistering message for him – shut up and get out of the way.
In an op-ed for the Daily Caller, Paronto explained that after Benghazi, he felt “abandoned” by the Obama administration, which sought to distort the truth to avoid political damage. However, there was a particular congressman that stood up for Paronto and the other survivors, and the badass Army Ranger hasn’t forgotten who it is – Devin Nunes.
“He’s a good, honest man, and while most people were just interested in saving face, Nunes reached out,” Paronto wrote. “He made the greatest effort to listen to people like me who were actually on the ground fighting to save American lives.”
Because of this, Paronto feels the need to come to Nunes’ defense as people like Schiff and Pelosi attack the representative’s character and try to destroy his credibility.
“Adam Schiff will always be the man who went on national television to say we were never told to stand down, and that we were only saying so to sell a book,” lamented Paronto. “To a team of Marines, SEALs and an Army Ranger, those are fighting words.”
Paronto acknowledges that Russia is “not our friend,” and he agrees that the American people need to know the truth of what happened during the election. However, he also feels that if the Obama administration was spying on then-president-elect Trump, we need to know the truth about that as well.
“I am 100% confident that Devin Nunes can get to the truth on both of these important issues,” said Paronto, “and frankly, people like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi either need to be helpful, or they need to shut up and let him do his job.”
Having been in the pits of hell, Paronto said tired of seeing politicians “play games” with the American people and that Washington “seems to only be concerned with triviality.” However, he believes Nunes has what it takes to cut through the crap and get to the truth of both matters.
“Devin Nunes has a hard job ahead of him, but I trust him to do it,” concluded Paronto. “So, let’s put aside the games and let him.”