Jason Spencer resigns: "Lawmaker quits after 'Who is America?" appearance

Jason Spencer resigns:

Jason Spencer resigns: "Lawmaker quits after 'Who is America?" appearance

Jason Spencer, the Georgia lawmaker who yelled the n-word (repeatedly) and showed his ass (literally) on Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America?

Spencer, a Republican who has served in the Georgia House of Representatives since 2011, said in a one-sentence email to House Speaker David Ralston that he had made a decision to step down.

Mr Spencer was duped by one of Baron Cohen's new creations, Israeli military expert Captain Erran Morad.

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

He also drops his pants, then his underwear, before backing his exposed behind while shouting 'USA!' and 'America!'.

Mr Spencer apologised for the "ridiculously ugly episode", but initially refused to step down. "I recently lost my primary election, so I will not be eligible to hold office next term", Spencer said.

The newspaper noted that if Spencer had declined to step down, he would have faced potential repercussions.

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This is not the first time Spencer has created a stir.

Cohen, meanwhile, has racked up a string of gotcha videos with politicians for "Who Is America".

His resignation will take effect on July 31, according to a letter he submitted to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston. Ralson earlier called for Spencer to do so, back when he was futilely claiming that he was going to stick it out.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal condemned Spencer's actions, tweeting on Monday: "The actions and language used by Jason Spencer are appalling and offensive". A Tea Partier representing Georgia's 180th district, Spencer was perhaps best known (before Baron Cohen came along) for sponsoring a bill that would have amended a 1951 law meant to unmask members of the KKK in order to ban Muslim women from wearing religious garments like burqas or niqābs while driving or in drivers license photos.

After his shocking appearance on Showtime's Who Is America?

"There is no excuse for this type of behavior, ever, and I am saddened and disgusted by it", he said.

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