Bruce Springsteen Parodies ‘Bridge-Gate’ On Late Night TV
Appearing on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,”‘ Bruce Springsteen joined the comedian in a “Born to Run”‘ parody called “Gov. Chris Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey Traffic Jam.”
Fallon sang, “They shut down the tollbooths of glory ’cause we didn’t endorse Chris Christie.”
Clad in matching sleeveless denim shirts, red bandannas and sunglasses, the duo sang, “You’re killing the working man who’s stuck in Governor Christie’s Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam.”
Two of three local access lanes to George Washington Bridge were diverted, causing hour-long backups in Fort Lee during the first week of school. The lane closures were not announced in advance.
An investigation revealed that high-ranking officials in Christie’s administration appeared to engineer lane closures at the bridge in September for political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Christie for re-election.
Christie has apologized but denied involvement. He also fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly and cut ties with campaign adviser Bill Stepien.
A special Assembly committee is being formed that will have subpoena power and a special counsel appointed to it.
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