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Rep. Walker of North Carolina Says The Boss is a Bully

April 11, 2016 by Gail Nussbaum in News and Media
Springsteen performing on the Tunnel of Love Express Tour at the Radrennbahn Weißensee in East Berlin on July 19, 1988. Photo by July 1988 Photographer Uhlemann, Thomas

Springsteen performing on the Tunnel of Love Express Tour at the Radrennbahn Weißensee in East Berlin on July 19, 1988. Photo by July 1988
Photographer Uhlemann, Thomas

Representative Mark Walker, Republican rookie congressman from North Carolina, called Bruce Springsteen a ‘bully’ for cancelling his concert as a protest against a controversial law recently passed in his state.

Springsteen cancelled late last week a concert that was scheduled for Sunday, April 10 in Greensboro, one of the cities which Walker represents.

“Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards,” the Boss said.

The law Springsteen is protesting requires that people use bathrooms according to the gender written on their birth certificates. Critics say this law discriminates against gay and transgender people.

Walker said he is disappointed that Springsteen is not following through on his commitment to perform.

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Gail Nussbaum has been involved in politics and diplomacy for over 15 years. Her interest in foreign relations, economics and budget policy has led her to her position as fiscal policy writer at Left Justified. Gail can be contacted at gailnussbaum(at)leftjustified.com.

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