Georgia lawmaker who yelled n-word on TV show to resign

Jason Spencer

A USA politician has said he will resign after he exposed himself and shouted racial slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen's new TV show. Now he'll step down at month's end, spokesman Kaleb McMichen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday.

Spencer appeared in a segment in which Cohen portrays an Israeli military expert who is making a video about how to mount a personal defense against potential terrorists.

After Spencer shouts it, Baron Cohen tells him: "Are you insane?"

On camera, Baron Cohen then convinced the seemingly oblivious U.S. legislator to drop his trousers and charge backwards by telling him Islamic State militants are intimidated by bare buttocks.

In a statement Monday, he apologized for the "ridiculously ugly episode", but he initially refused to step down.

Spencer, who lost a primary election in May, could have remained office through the November election.

In an email, the text of which was later sent to the Washington Post, Mr Spencer wrote: "This email/letter is to serve as an official resignation notice to your office that I will be resigning my post effective 31 July 2018".

"Sacha Baron Cohen and his associates took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked", Spencer said in a statement.

Editor's note: Republican Rep. Jason Spencer is a Georgia state legislator.

This is the first politician forced to resign after being humiliated on Who Is America?, but more are sure to follow as the season progresses.

After the video aired this past weekend, Spencer was forced to resign.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called Spencer's actions and language "appalling and offensive".

"There is no excuse for this type of behavior, ever, and I am saddened and disgusted by it", he said. But his resignation doesn't come without some cost: Had Spencer stayed through the end of his term, he would have been eligible for taxpayer-funded health insurace for the rest of his life.

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