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State Representative Jason Spencer Resigns After Fallout from ‘Who Is America’ Episode

State Representative Jason Spencer, the Woodbine Republican who made national headlines this week for appearing on SHOwtime’s “Who is America?” has resigned from his state house seat.

A copy of the resignation was provided to AllOnGeorgia late Tuesday night after it was sent to Speaker of the House David Ralston at 11:18 P.M. It reads as follows:

“Speaker Ralston,

This email/letter is to serve as an official resignation notice to your office that I will be resigning my post effective July 31, 2018.

Rep. Jason Spencer.”

Spencer initially said he would not resign from the seat after Speaker David Ralston, Governor Deal and others called for him to step down on Monday.

The show, which aired Sunday night, depicted Spencer dropping his pants to expose his buttocks, yelling profanities, and shouting racial slurs. At the end of the segment in a “Message to Terrorists,” Spencer took to a monologue where he tells “sand n*****s” that “we’re tired of you coming to America” and “trying to threaten us.”

Spencer then threatened to cut off the genitalia of the Middle Easterners, while simulating doing such on a mannequin, before stuffing the mock genitalia in the mouth of the mannequin. You can view the video of the Message to Terrorists here, however, the language and the content is not suitable for those under 18 or in a workplace.

Spencer was defeated in his May primary election and was set to vacate office in January.

You can read the background here.

 

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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  1. Jacob

    July 25, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I’d bet money this resignation was a deal. Republicans are probably giving Spencer some do-nothing state job to secure the eight-year tenure he needs for a life-long pension and healthcare benefits from the State of Georgia. Spencer is just shy of hitting the eight-year threshold as a legislator, so State Republicans will help get him over the line. Disgusting.

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