Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMaxine Waters meets with CBS News representatives over lack of black 2020 reporters Ocasio-Cortez to join House panel overseeing financial sector NAACP blasts CBS News on 2020 election team: 'Voices of Black America continue to be undervalued' 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) CrowleyA vacuum being filled by the inexperienced Ocasio-Cortez quotes Rorschach from 'Watchmen' in response to Dem criticism Top House Dem to Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Don’t attack your own people’ 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 SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBrown launches tour in four early nominating states amid 2020 consideration Gillibrand announces exploratory committee to run for president on Colbert Dem chairman Cummings meets with Trump health chief to discuss drug prices 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.