", "How a Georgia case, law paved way for USA Gymnastics doctor's downfall", "Lobbyist for Archdiocese tries to gut childhood sexual abuse bill", "Georgia lawmakers don't give sex abuse survivors more time to sue", "WTOC Investigates: Failure to pass Hidden Predator Act of 2018. If I had not been so distracted by my fears, I never would have agreed to participate in the first place. , Spencer lives with his wife and their two daughters in Woodbine. Lawmaker Blasts Fellow Republicans", "Georgia lawmaker withdraws bill to restrict burqas", "Bill would place restrictions on Muslim burqas, veils in Georgia", "After outcry, Georgia lawmaker abandons bill that would have banned Muslims from wearing veils", "After Muslim backlash, Georgia lawmaker drops change to no-mask law", "Text: CAIR Georgia's Letter To Rep. Jason Spencer After Anti-Muslim Remarks", "Letter Dec 30, 2016 written by Rep. Jason Spencer to constituent re CAIR/HAMAS. Spencer has not returned calls from CNN, but told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the Showtime series got him to participate by taking advantage of his fears that he or his family would be attacked -- fears sparked by death threats he says he received after he proposed legislation barring Muslim women from wearing burqas in public. , Spencer served as an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse, introducing and gaining passage in 2015 of a landmark civil statute of limitations (SOL) reform legislation, known as the Georgia Hidden Predator Act (HB 17, 2015). , In May 2018, Spencer was defeated in the Republican primary by a primary challenger, 24-year-old political newcomer Steven Sainz. "It is the 'n-word. This law is credited with enabling the investigation and prosecution of Dr. Larry Nassar of the USA Gymnastics organization, who was convicted of serial child molestation committed over many years. Spencer was pranked into believing the comedian was an Israeli anti-terrorism expert who was able to convince the legislator that a series of racist acts would protect him against terrorists. He believed such opponents blocked a bill in 2018 to strengthen a law extending civil justice to survivors of child sexual abuse. From there, Cohen engaged in a series of supposed anti-terrorism exercises that included telling Spencer to yell as a way of attracting attention during an ISIS kidnapping attempt. '", After Spencer yelled the racial slur, Cohen responded "Are you crazy?  His district centers on Woodbine in southeastern Georgia. "I apologize to my family, friends, and the people of my district for this ridiculously ugly episode," Spencer said. This word is disgusting. "In posing as an Israeli agent, (Cohen) pretended to offer self-defense exercises. The actions and language used by Jason Spencer are appalling and offensive. View the profiles of people named Jason Spencer. As uncomfortable as I was to participate, I agreed to, understanding that these 'techniques' were meant to help me and others fend off what I believed was an inevitable attack. al., claims which CAIR has rejected. " Spencer apologized for what he described as "this ridiculously ugly episode" but initially refused to step down, saying that the show's producers had exploited him "for profit and notoriety. I have been inform elected official & all-round mensch I meet, Jason Spencer, have somehow been portray in bad light by Showtime.  Spencer later announced his resignation on July 24, effective as of July 31. “My tactics won against them and that is one of the reasons why I stayed in office for eight years, because I effectively beat them at their own game,” said Spencer to the Brunswick News. By Jason Spencer, Patch Staff McLean | News | Jan 2014 McLean | News | Jan 2014 Delays, Cancellations for Fairfax County Public Schools For Wednesday, Jan. …  Rep. Spencer received Voice Today's "Voice of Gratitude Award" for his efforts authoring the legislation.  As a result of the backlash of submitting this legislation, Spencer said he had received death threats. Boker tov. " He said that Baron Cohen and his crew had falsely promised that Spencer would be able to review and have final approval over any footage used. Spencer also blocked the establishment of the state's insurance marketplace, and forced the University of Georgia to terminate its "Obamacare" Navigator program under the Act. ", Cohen also got Spencer to imitate an Asian accent in an exercise that had him pretending to be an Asian tourist in an attempt to take a photo under a person's burqa and to drop his trousers "to use your buttocks to intimidate ISIS.  In a radio interview with WGIG 1440 AM, Rep. Jason Spencer said that he had often been a target of individuals on the ideological left and establishment politicians for introducing legislation that challenged powerful special interests. , Spencer was one of the strongest opponents in the Georgia House to President Barack Obama's administration's Affordable Care Act (ACA). He was elected as a Republican to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010, representing district 180, and serving into July 2018. Supporters Undeterred, Despite Big Loss. His resignation will take effect on July 31, according to a letter he submitted to Georgia House Speaker David Ralston.  Spencer supported his charge of potential treason in a letter written to his constituent stating that the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) was designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates due to the organization's alleged ties to Hamas, an organization which has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State. , In 2017, Spencer introduced and passed legislation, known as the Georgia Space Flight Act (House Bill 1, 2017), to attract the commercial space industry to Georgia as part of an ongoing effort to establish the state's first commercial spaceport. Georgia House Speaker David Ralston urged Spencer to resign, saying that he had "disgraced himself." ", In 2016, after facing bipartisan opposition, Spencer withdrew a bill that was perceived to have banned Muslim women from wearing religious garments such as burqas or niqābs in driver's license photographs or while driving cars. They are members of the Harbor Worship Center, a Christian church in Kingsland, Georgia. "In America there is one forbidden word," Cohen said. Do not worry Jason Shpenker, Erran Morad have got your backsidehttps://t.co/Tnj7lX8zf5. We dive into Hollywood's long shared history with Broadway, and provide you with Watchlist picks from the stage and screen. In a Facebook post, he issued a warning to LaDawn Jones, an African American attorney, former Georgia House colleague and current State Director for Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign, that she might "go missing in the Okefenokee," a swamp in southern Georgia (and partly in Spencer's district), if she followed through on her intentions to bring advocates to southern Georgia to remove Confederate monuments. 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Jason Spencer, a Georgia state lawmaker who dropped his trousers and repeatedly used the "n-word" on an episode of the Showtime series "Who … HB 707/943", "Georgia lawmaker who came under fire after yelling 'n-word' on 'Who Is America?' Friday, March 30th 2018", "Boy Scouts lobby in states to stem the flow of child abuse lawsuits. The Brunswick News. "There is no excuse for this type of behavior, ever, and I am saddened and disgusted by it.". From The Virgin Suicides to On the Rocks, IMDb dives into the cinematic stylings of Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola. , In 2017, Spencer attracted controversy in the debate over the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials. Full interview with Rep. Jason Spencer regarding election loss. Spencer graduated from Berrien High School in 1993. This legislation removed or extended the civil SOL so survivors can gain justice and expose the identities of hidden pedophiles in the state of Georgia. Add a bio, trivia, and more. #WhoIsAmerica Learn More About WHO IS AMERICA? Sacha and his crew further lied to me, stating that I would be able to review and have final approval over any footage used. Possible related people for Jason Spencer include Lori Ann Coburn, Rebecca Marie Holtz, Beverly Sue Kennard, Martha Jain Montgomery, Jamie L Rose, and many others. Letter HouseBill3 CAIR Dec302016 redacted.pdf", "US group CAIR named terrorist organization by United Arab Emirates", "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee v. HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL, Defendants NORTH AMERICAN ISLAMIC TRUST, Movant-Appellant No. , For other people named Jason Spencer, see, removal of Confederate monuments and memorials, "Georgia Leaders Condemn Jason Spencer, Lawmaker Who Used Slurs on Sacha Baron Cohen Show", "The Georgia Healthcare Freedom Act. There is no excuse for this type of behavior, ever, and I am saddened and disgusted by it. Georgia Lawmakers Give Homebrewers a Break. Do not worry Jason Shpenker, Erran Morad have got your backside.".  He was defeated by Steven Sainz in the May 2018 Republican primary for Georgia House of Representatives District 180.. At the urging of Baron Cohen, who posed as an Israeli counter-terrorism expert, Spencer exposed his bare buttocks, imitated a Chinese tourist using racial stereotypes, used a selfie stick to take an upskirt picture under a woman's burqa, and repeatedly yelled "nigger." I have been inform elected official & all-round mensch I meet, Jason Spencer, have somehow been portray in bad light by Showtime. Spencer told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the show "exploited" his state of mind "for profit and notoriety.". Jason Chauncey Spencer (born November 14, 1974) is an American physician assistant and politician. He was elected as a Republican to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2010, representing district 180, and serving into July 2018. , He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College before transferring to Alabama State University, a historically black college (HBCU), on a full athletic scholarship for tennis. , In 2018, Spencer attempted to amend this 2015 law to strengthen it and provide more time for survivors to file cases, but the bill was weakened by lobbying efforts from the Atlanta Archdiocese of the Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and other powerful interest groups. "This media company's deceptive and fraudulent behavior is exactly why President Donald Trump was elected," he said in a statement last week in response to other politicians falling prey to the comedian.
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