Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer, who scoffed nationwide after he shouted obscenities and dropped his droid pants on Sacha Baron Cohen's TV show, has his resignation filed out of the Georgia House of Representatives, the House spokesman's office confirmed the Washington Post early Wednesday.
Spencer's resignation comes after he appeared in a July 22 episode of Cohen's Showtime series "Who Is America?", In which Cohen unknowing public figures are enticed to participate in counterfeit interviews or activities. In Spencer's case, Cohen disguised himself as an "anti-terrorist expert" and persuaded Spencer to attend a self-defense class to protect himself from terrorist abduction.
As part of the "training," Spencer roared the n-word multiple times learning how to ward off a kidnapper; offered an insulting depiction of a "Chinese tourist" using a selfie stick to take pictures of a Muslim actor's robe looking for a weapon; and finally he dropped his pants and chased Cohen around, threatening to touch him with his buttocks, which were said to intimidate terrorists.
"If you want to win, you show some skin," Cohen told him before Spencer bared his butt.
The strange behavior drew the wrath of Georgia Speaker of House David Ralston (R), who had pushed Spencer to resign.
After initial resistance, Spencer mailed the spokesman that he would resign with 11: 18 ET Tuesday, said Ralston's spokesman, Kaleb McMichen.
"This email / letter is intended to serve as an official resignation notice to your office that I will resign my post effective July 31, 2018," Spencer wrote in the email
McMichen said his office was Spencer's resignation to the governor's office forwarded.
Spencer could not be reached immediately for a statement early Wednesday.
In a July 23 statement to the post office, Sp Encer said Cohen "took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked." He claimed he was assured that the video of his "self-defense exercises" would be used as a "demonstration video" to teach others the same skills Israel. "He earlier alleged in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was told that the video was being used as" educational aid for the training of elected officials who could be attacked by terrorists. "
Spencer claims his fear of attack comes from death threats he received after he introduced laws in 2016 that prohibited Muslim women from wearing Burkas in public, and this legislation was the subject of Cohen's first coup.
"Do you know how to tell the difference between A terrorist in a burqa and a normal woman in a burqa can recognize? "asked Cohen.
Spencer said he had not.Then, at Cohen's orders, he put a selfie wand under one's robes Burka-clothed person who had been provided by Cohen and flicked a picture.There was no weapon. "It's not a terrorist," Cohen said.
In another The exercise assured Cohen Spencer that ISIS terrorists are afraid of being touched by other men because they are afraid of becoming "homosexuals". At Cohen's instruction, Spencer, his buttocks exposed, continued to chase Cohen while he shouted, "USA!"
The graphic video of the show in question is here.