• Rep. Gohmert: Obama “Let Those People Die” In Benghazi

    Kris Paronto, Mark Geist, and John Tiegen were members of the special annex team that battled terrorists during the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012. On last night’s “Special Report,” they told Bret Baier a stand-down order costed them 30 minutes and perhaps, Ambassador Stevens’ and Sean Smith’s life.

    “If I gave you that 30 minutes back, would Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith be alive today?” Baier asked.

    “Yes,” Paronto responded.

    “They would still alive. My gut is yes,” Tiegen added, “I strongly believe if we’d have left immediately, they’d still be alive today.”

    Intelligence officials insist no stand-down order was given.

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) disagrees with the CIA. In fact, Gohmert says the Obama administration “let people die” in the September 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya.

    Citing information from the new book “13 Hours,” Gohmert said “This is how scary this administration has been to some of our people that have been willing to lay down their lives for the country and they let those people die at Benghazi.”

    “They could have gotten planes there sooner. They could have gotten people there sooner.”

    However, a Senate Intelligence Committee report from January, said “U.S. military assets were not positioned to respond in time to save the four Americans killed.”

    “The House intelligence committee is composed of good people who mean well and want to do well,” Gohmert added. “But their problem is they get information from the intelligence officials that give them the administration line.”

    Meanwhile, Fox News is scheduled to air a special titled, “13 Hours at Benghazi.” The special premieres tonight at 10p.m. ET.

    As with every Obama scandal, this story is sure to develop.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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