Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars 'Washington Monthly' editor says diversity on Capitol Hill starts with interns Why is my party prioritizing an extreme environmental agenda? 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) CrowleyBeto could give Biden and Bernie a run for their money Ocasio-Cortez's favorable, unfavorable ratings up: poll Feehery: Dems' embrace of socialism makes a Trump reelection look inevitable 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) SandersHere's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Harris wants Barr to testify on Mueller report as 2020 Dems call for its release 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.