I see nothing in print about this as yet. Bill O’Reilly this evening reported that two men, both SEALs (I think) have come forward to say they saw Chris Kyle hit Jesse Ventura in the SEAL bar on Coronado Island, and perhaps heard what Ventura is alleged to have said. One SEAL, Andrew Paul, gave permission to use his name. One SEAL asked that his name not be released. I cannot vouch for the spelling of Andrew Paul’s name as it hasn’t appeared in print. See a video below.
With O’Reilly tonight were Arthel Neville and Greg Gutfeld (I think it was Gutfeld). Both of them lean toward believing Chris Kyle. I listened to the video again. He speaks of the Wake that night for Medal of Honor Recipient Michael Mansoor, with Mansoor’s family present. He says Ventura was criticizing the Iraq war and he asked Ventura to “tone it down.” Kyle alleges the former pro-wrestler accused him of killing innocent people and said we “deserve to lose a few,” (meaning a few SEALs). It’s hard to believe Kyle is lying. He used sobering, quiet speech as he discussed what was said. Not so sober in his speech as he told of “decking” Ventura.
As to any violence by Kyle, if his story isn’t true, Ventura will do something about it. He’s a wealthy man. Maybe Kyle is wealthy too, I don’t know, but Ventura can take action and likely will if he feels wronged.
I don’t know the truth, but I too have the sense that Kyle is not lying, and it’s good that Andrew Paul and another SEAL have come forward to support his story. If the story turns out differently, I’ll blog it here. If you have not seen the video, here it is. See my original story here.
SEAL Chris Kyle with Bill O’Reilly on Michael Mansoor Wake (video)