Jul 25, 2018 - Economy

Georgia lawmaker resigns after Sacha Baron Cohen appearance

Screengrab via Showtime/YouTube

Georgia State Rep. Jason Spencer will resign at the end of July after yelling racial slurs and exposing himself on Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series, per the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The big picture: Spencer initially refused to resign, but the political pressure after his appearance on "Who Is America?" became too much to ignore. His resignation now adds to the fallout from Cohen's series, which has targeted other high-profile Republicans.

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