Georgia Lawmaker Jason Spencer: Sacha Baron Cohen Made Me ‘Shout Provocative Language’

Jason Spencer, a Republican state representative from Georgia, because the latest lawmaker to admit on Monday that he'd become an unwitting participant in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series, Who Is America? In a statement to The New York Times, Spencer echoed similar admissions by Sarah Palin, Roy Moore, Jeffrey Lord and others, explaining that he thought he was appearing in a real training video for “elected officials who may be targeted by terrorists” and that during a “kidnapping scenario” he was “repeatedly asked to shout provocative language.” He added, “It is clear the makers of this film intended to deceive me in an attempt to undermine the American conservative political movement.” For that reason, Spencer said he has “sought legal counsel” and plans to “take action if and when any of this fraudulently obtained footage of me is used by these Hollywood liberals to line their own pockets.” Spencer, who once threatened that a black, female Democratic colleague might “go missing” if she continued to condemn Confederate monuments, recently lost his primary election.