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.
I saw a copy of the resignation email late Tuesday night after it was sent to Speaker of the House David Ralston at 11:18 P.M. It reads as follows:
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.
Spencer was defeated in his May primary election and was set to vacate office in January.