One of the survivors of the U.S. Embassy siege in Benghazi Libya in 2012 harshly criticized Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to an article published in CT Post. Clinton was Secretary of State under the Obama administration when a terrorist attack overtook the Embassy resulting in the death of U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans.
Kris Paronto is a military contractor who survived the deadly attack. Paronto chastised Clinton while he was speaking at a fund raising event in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Paronto was part of the team who was hired to defend the Benghazi compound. He stated that Clinton was negligent when she failed to deploy additional troops to help defend American lives when the embassy was under siege.
Paronto stated that he plans to work alongside the Republican party so everyone is aware what happened in the confusion during the attack that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012.
“I don’t think she [Clinton] has a soul. I hope it haunts her. I don’t think it will,” said Paronto as reported by the CT Post. The former Army Ranger was making reference to the allegation that the State Department issued a “stand-down” order to the embassy’s security team. The Democrats have challenged that allegation.
Clinton was called to testify at congressional hearings regarding the U.S. support of a covert exchange of weapons to Libyan rebels while she was Secretary of State. These are the same rebels who subsequently carried out the attack on the compound in Benghazi.
Paronto accused Clinton for misleading the families of the victims as to what fueled the attack. “She lied to the family members, period,” Paronto said. “People are believing her over the family members of teammates that I lost.” Clinton denied telling the victims’ families that an anti-Muslim video was to basis for fueling the attack.