Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes 'Watchmen' on Twitter

Lamar Ellis
January 12, 2019

"We just don't need sniping in our Democratic Caucus". The former bartender, who joined a climate-change protest in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during her freshman congressional orientation, also demanded the creation of a specific committee to further the implementation of a so-called "green new deal", but was refused that as well.

Democratic House members are trying to rein in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Politico is reporting.

"With all respect, I certainly hope she's not the future and I don't believe she is", he said.

Strikingly, the scene from the comic book series from which the quote is taken occurs in a prison cafeteria-a potentially provocative, though perhaps fluid, metaphor for what Congress has become to many lawmakers.

Last year Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after she lamented the shuttering of a coffee shop in NY, which, it was revealed, closed its doors because of the wage hike in the state - a policy that she supports, causing 150 people to lose their jobs.

"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers", added the Democrat.

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Ocasio-Cortez parried back: "To quote Alan Moore: 'None of you understand". In June, she beat Crowley and last November she was elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is now part of the 116th class of Congress, which also happens to be the most diverse, with a record number of women winning seats in the House of Representatives. "People want to see results".

"She's new here, feeling her way around", Rep. Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.) said.

The Politico report said some Democrats compare Ocasio-Cortez' prolific use of Twitter to President Trump's regular posts on social media.

On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an article about former Democratic Sen.

"People are afraid of her", said one senior Democratic aide.

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