Georgia state REP Jason Spencer said he is considering legal action after he was brought to it, in an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show, “Who is America?”
(Georgia House of Representatives)
A Georgia state legislator said Monday he was tricked by Sacha Baron Cohen’s new controversial series, and is considering legal action.
Republican state REP Jason Spencer said the producers of “Who’s America?” brought him to appear on the map by him to participate in it “bogus self-defense and anti-terrorism training.” He accused the have taken producers, “the advantage of my fears, that I would be attacked by someone.”
“You exploit my state of mind for profit and notoriety. This media company is deceptive and fraudulent behavior is exactly the reason why President of Donald Trump has been chosen,” Spencer said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Spencer, a controversial figure in Georgia politics, said he was working “shout provocative language” during the filming.
“It is clear that the makers of this film intended to deceive me in an attempt to undermine the American conservative political movement; therefore, I have tried, legal adviser to the challenge, this illegal and unethical behavior, and plan actions, if and when these fraudulently shots of me purchased is used by these Hollywood liberals, in order to line their own pockets,” he said.
“This media company is deceptive and fraudulent behavior is exactly the reason why President Donald Trump was elected.”
– Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer
Cohen takes on a bevy of politicians on both sides of the aisle in his new Showtime series, including Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders, the former Alaska Gov., Sarah Palin, and California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.
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With Sanders, Cohen ‘ s character Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph. D., sat in a mobile scooter, about its economic policy. If you are asked, by the said of Sanders about his disability, Cohen, that he did not have to, and only the scooter in order to save energy.
Palin has accused Cohen that he, as a disabled person in a wheelchair during his meeting with her. Showtime has denied the allegations.
In another episode, Cohen gave himself as Col. Erran Morad, an anti-terrorism expert, and tried Republican members of Congress to support arming young children.
“A 3-year-old rifle to defend himself from an assault by a Hello Kitty spring to throw pencil cases at it,” Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S. C., said in a clip. “Our founding fathers is not a age limit on the Second Amendment.”
Rohrabacher also said in the clip that they are “trained young people, and know how to defend yourself, at your school might actually make us safer.”
The former sen. Trent Lott seemed to be also the program supports.
“I support the children, guardian program,” he said in the clip. “We in America, would be wise to implement it. America is something we should think about, about the weapons in the hands of law-abiding citizens — good guys, whether they be teachers or whether they are actually talented children, or highly educated children of preschool age.”
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Lott hits not remember, spoke to Cohen, and thought he was trained to “talk about children, what to do if you have a incident,” he told The Clarion-Ledger.
Rohrabacher said he thought he was only discussing self-defense for children in the interview, he said, was not actually carried out by Cohen.
To have “any time I have the training to assist small children in the handling of weapons. The idea was even to me immediately,” he said in a statement. “I love a good satire, but good satire must show some basis in truth. This was a Scam, a sick fraud, and his intention was to cheat the American people for political purposes.”
“Who is America?” premiered. July 15.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.