New Yorker Cartoon Uses Godzilla To Mock Chris Christie’s Bridge Scandal

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Imagine what would happen if Godzilla worked for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

A cartoon in the Jan. 6 issue of the New Yorker used the Japanese movie monster to poke fun at the growing scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September.

Some Democrats have alleged the closures, which caused days of gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., were ordered by Christie’s appointees because the local mayor declined to endorse the governor’s re-election bid.

The New Yorker’s cartoon, which was drawn by Christopher Weyant, features a monstrous lizard smashing the bridge along with the caption, “I heard he used to work for Christie.”

Christie’s top appointees at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which oversees the bridge, have said the lane closures were the result of a traffic study. The governor has repeatedly denied playing any role in the closures. 

View the New Yorker’s Christie cartoon below: 

 

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