The Hill reports:
A Georgia lawmaker is facing calls to resign after footage of him yelling racial slurs and exposing himself aired on Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show Sunday night. In the latest episode of “Who Is America?,” the comedian plays Israeli military expert Erran Morad, and enlists state Rep. Jason Spencer (R) to film an “anti-terrorism video.”
In the video, Spencer repeatedly shouts the “N-word” after Cohen tells him that using the “forbidden” word will help ward off terrorists. In another clip, Spencer pulls down his pants and chases Cohen with his buttocks exposed, yelling “USA, Motherf—er!”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston demanded that state Rep. Jason Spencer resign after he yelled racial slurs and exposed himself in an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series that aired late Sunday. In a statement shortly after the episode aired, Ralston said Spencer’s actions and language in the video are “reprehensible.” “Representative Spencer has disgraced himself and should resign immediately,” said Ralston. “Georgia is better than this.”
Spencer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week that the show’s producers “took advantage of my fears that I would be attacked by someone” to convince him to appear on the program. “They exploited my state of mind for profit and notoriety,” said Spencer, who said he was denied the chance to have final approval over what will air. “This media company’s deceptive and fraudulent behavior is exactly why President Donald Trump was elected.”
Last year Spencer told a black lawmaker that she would be “met with torches but something a lot more definitive” if she continued to press for removing Confederate statutes. He also introduced a bill that would ban Muslim women from wearing the hijab.
— Who Is America? (@SHOwhoisAmerica) July 23, 2018