Joy Behar’s frankness is one of the attributes that has kept her on The View for a long time. She is someone who expresses her views with frankness. But there was the forthrightness of her exchange with Donald Trump Jr. last week. And now this week with Tulsi Gabbard seems to have put her career to the test. Tulsi Gabbard is a congresswoman from Hawaii. She is also a National Guardswoman. And was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential candidate. Gabbard appeared on this Wednesday’s show of The View. She was to speak about her campaign and the state of the country with the show’s host, Joy Behar. But Gabbard revealed that she was ready for another topic when she appeared on the show that morning. Soon after the start of the show, Gabbard took control of it. She seemed prepared for a faceoff with Joy Behar. The host had referred to her as a “useful idiot” whom the Russians had in their control. She wanted to deal with those comments.

Joy Behar seemed unprepared for Gabbard’s plan for her show. Gabbard’s first words made the host speechless. But Tulsi Gabbard had more to say that would stun her home viewers. “Some of you have accused me of being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a trojan horse, or a useful idiot I think was the term that you used,” Gabbard said to Joy Behar. These words from Tulsi Gabbard can be understandable when we think of someone like her. She is one who considers herself to be a “patriot” of her country. Based on the service she has given to the Military of the United States. She “loves this country” and would never think of selling its secrets to Russia or to work for Putin. It took Joy Behar a while to compose herself after hearing those words. Then she responded, “Well, useful.” Then she added, “But that’s a Russian term, they use that.” She continued by saying how some conservative leaders held Gabbard and her politics with high regard. She pointed out that “Franklin Graham finds you refreshing. He doesn’t find me refreshing. Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader, says he could vote for you.”

The young Congresswoman then laughed. She responded: “This is why I’m here — because you and other people continue to spread these innuendos that have nothing to do with who I am.” She then took the opportunity to give some information about her personal history. “I’m a soldier — because of the attacks on 9/11,” she said. “I enlisted in the military to go after and defeat and destroy the evil that visited us on that day. I’ve served now for over 16 years. I deployed twice to the Middle East during the height of the war, where every single day, I saw firsthand the terribly high human cost. It’s why I ran for Congress.” One viewer of the show tweeted to the ABC program saying: “You all are the media outlets we are supposed to trust as accurate and unbiased? What a joke. Who really poses the biggest threat to our democracy by spreading disinformation to mislead voters and influence our elections? Russian bots? Yeah, okay.” By the end of her time on the show, Gabbard had achieved her purpose and seems to have silenced Behar.