In an interview on The View last week, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, fought back against Hillary Clinton and Joy Behar’s remarks about her character.

In a previous episode, Behar had referred to Gabbard as a “useful idiot.” During her appearance, the Hawaiian native addressed that comment and said, “Some of you have accused me of being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a trojan horse, and a ‘useful idiot.’ ” She defended herself by discussing her military service and her mission to protect America ever since the 9/11 attack. Gabbard has now been serving as a member on Congress for almost seven years, working on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee.

Former Secretary of State Clinton has also not been afraid to share her thoughts. When asked about Gabbard in an interview, Clinton said, “I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians.”

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“I am a patriot, l love our country. I am a strong and intelligent woman of color,” she said. “And I have dedicated almost my entire life to protecting the safety, security and freedom of all Americans in this country.”