Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Georgia Lawmaker Who Exposed Himself, Yelled Racial Slur on TV is Resigning

Georgia Lawmaker Who Exposed Himself, Yelled Racial Slur on TV is Resigning

Georgia state lawmaker Jason Spencer has resigned from office following an appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? in which, among other things, the politician screamed the n-word multiple times.

The legislator is told they're making a counter-terrorism video.

The office of the Speaker of Georgia's House of Representatives told the Washington Post on Wednesday (July 25) that Spencer has submitted his resignation, effective from July 31.

Funnily enough, Spencer was already on his way out anyway.

He was due to leave his seat in May, after being defeated in the Republican primary, but had meant to serve his remaining five months in the role.

Disguised as an Israeli anti-terror expert named Erran Morad, Cohen pretended to direct a self-defence demonstration video and teach Mr Spencer how to protect himself in the event of an attack.

The GOP lawmaker, best known for trying to ban Muslim women from wearing burkas and defending confederate statutes, is shown on camera baring his backside yelling expletives, including repeatedly shouting the "N-word".

Spencer apologized on Monday, but said he won't resign for "this ridiculously ugly episode".

Georgia representative Jason Spencer has said he will step down at the end of the month, despite an earlier vow to serve out his term despite the fallout over an episode of British star Cohen's show, Who Is America? He said he was told that the tactics would deter "what I believed was an inevitable attack".

"I deeply regret the language I used at his request as well as my participation in the "class" in general". Showtime declined to comment on the matter.

Boker tov. I have been inform elected official & all-round mensch I meet, Jason Spencer, have somehow been portray in bad light by Showtime. To reveal the truth, here is the unedited film. He faced criticism for a so-called "burqa ban" bill he filed in 2016, as well as for threatening comments he made to a colleague over Confederate monuments previous year.

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