MADISON, Wis. – A top Republican lawmaker likens the Democrat-led John Doe investigation into conservative groups to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate.”

“You can draw a comparison in what’s happening here in Wisconsin and what Chris Christie did in New Jersey, with his staff members bullying people who didn’t agree with the governor,” Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, told Wisconsin Reporter.  “In this case, it’s liberals bullying conservatives.”

Christie, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, has found himself in political hot water in the wake of last year’s lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. The closures, which caused horrendous traffic jams for four days in the little town of Fort Lee, were apparently ordered as political payback after Fort Lee’s mayor, a Democrat, refused to support Christie’s re-election campaign.