House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for her radical take on dealing with criticism. Interestingly, the congresswoman has found a way to address a recent report about her career. Ocasio-Cortez chose to use one of the most memorable lines from Alan Moore's graphic novel Watchmen.
Politico recently ran a story suggesting that senior House Democrats want to convince Ocasio-Cortez to cease from treating "her own party as the enemy" and use "her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans." Not surprisingly, the congresswoman's fans were quick to defend Ocasio-Cortez on social media. However, it was Ocasio-Cortez's own response to the criticism that proved she isn't backing down anytime soon. Take a look at the tweet below.
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.” ? https://t.co/8TCmKNJlkD— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019
"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,'" Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
If that sounds pretty familiar, it's because the line comes from Watchmen #6 where the imprisoned Walter Kovacs aka Rorschach threatens his fellow inmates. It also became one of the most memorable scenes in Zack Snyder's adaptation of the graphic novel where Rorschach was played by Jackie Earle Haley.
Watchmen is certainly making a huge comeback this year. The graphic novel is set for a live-action series. Damon Lindelof created the series for HBO and will also serve as writer and executive producer. The show will star Regina King, Don Johnson, Tom Mison, and Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias.
The Watchmen series has not yet been given an official premiere date. However, it is set to air on HBO later this year.