On Friday morning, Politico reported that the "exasperated" Democratic leaders on the hill had as their goal "to control the representative Alejandría Ocasio-Cortez."
In a matter of hours, the Democratic and New York social media star had tweeted an answer to his more than two million followers, citing a legendary anarchist of a cartoonist.
With a link to the article, Ocasio-Cortez quoted masked vigilante Rorschach from the sci-fi comics series "Watchmen" by Alan Moore and Britain's Dave Gibbons, blatantly tweeting: "To quote Alan Moore:" None of you understands, I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me. "
And with that, the congresswoman had displayed her talent for pop references. "Watchmen", widely considered one of the best graphic novels ever created, was published by DC Comics in the mid-1980s and adapted to a Zack Snyder movie in 2009.
"Watchmen" not only satirizes the idea that superheroes face personal struggles, but also paints their alternative history of the United States in 1985 as a land facing a major socio-political trauma.
This is the second time this month that Ocasio-Cortez has been linked prominently to a pop reference of the '80s. A video recently resurfaced from his dance at the university with moves from the 1985 movie "The Breakfast Club."
This is also the second time in recent years that a Washington politician has publicly cited "Watchmen." In 2015, in a List of New York Times magazine that was published next to a question and answer session with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), the politician called Rorschach one of his favorite superheroes.
In the Politico article, a Democrat from the House of Representatives is quoted, who is described as "a step" with the political ideology of Ocasio-Cortez, saying: "She has to decide: Does she want to be a legislator? effective or simply continue to be a legislator? " Twitter star? "
Your "Watchmen" tweet has been "liked" more than 60,000 times. And while Inverse.com noticed the optical problematic of citing a brutal character like Rorschach, many comics fans in social networks rejoiced.