Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Replies to Criticism with Watchmen Quote

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is very familiar with criticism online and on Friday, she turned to Watchmen for a little help in dealing with critics on Twitter.  Politico recently ran a story suggesting that the House Democratic Caucus was “exasperated” with the newly elected representative from New York’s 14th District.  Cristobal J. Alex, President of the Latino Victory Fund responded to this suggestion on Twitter by saying, “Let me try and save folks some time here. You cannot rein in Latinas. They rein you in. #YearOfTheLatina #FutureIsLatina.”

This was retweeted by Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez herself and garnered the response, “To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.”  For those who may not know, this quote is from Rorschach in Watchmen#6 while he is in prison.  I encourage you to read the issue if you haven’t already.

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Ari Bard

I am currently a Sophomore at Case Western Reserve University studying mechanical engineering. I have been in love with DC since I saw the animated series and movies in the early 2000s. I started reading comics regularly at the start of Rebirth. My favorite character is Martian Manhunter.