Lawmakers to Call Last Round Of Officials in GWB Jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

The New Jersey legislative panel looking into last year’s lane closures near the George Washington Bridge wants to call 13 more witnesses, including Gov. Chris Christie’s political strategist and the mayor of the town that was paralyzed.

One of the committee’s co-chairs, state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, said she expects it to be the last major round of requests for testimony and hopes that the committee wraps up its work sometime in the fall.

Weinberg said the joint legislative committee is interested in the role of Port Authority police in the closures, and exploring the proper relationship between them and the governors of the two states.

Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick blasted the committee Friday, calling it “the investigation that will never end.”

“When you allow a former chairman of the Democratic party (Wisniewski) to investigate one of the most prominent Republicans nationally, this is what you get,” he said. “This is really unfortunate because politicians shouldn’t investigate politicians.”