Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezLawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Bronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) took aim at her critics among fellow Democrats on Friday after a number of lawmakers voiced concerns about her governing style.

Linking to an article featuring the Democrats' worries, the New York Democrat shrugged off the criticism with a line from Alan Moore's "Watchmen" graphic novel.

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Her response comes following a Politico article detailing how some members of the Democratic caucus have chafed at her primary defeat of former Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyBronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements Ocasio-Cortez fundraises off criticism from Steve King K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers MORE (D-N.Y.) and subsequent threats to encourage primary challenges against members of the party seen as too friendly with Republican positions.

“She needs to decide: Does she want to be an effective legislator or just continue being a Twitter star?” one House Democrats described as being in "lockstep" with Ocasio-Cortez policy-wise told the news outlet.

Since taking office earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez has remained in the headlines due to her massive Twitter following and frequent use of the platform to push the Democratic Party left on ideas such as a Green New Deal.

A former presidential campaign volunteer for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE (I-Vt.), Ocasio-Cortez won an easy election in a safe blue district in November after overtaking Crowley, a then-member of House Democratic leadership, by more than 10 points in a shocking primary victory.