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Jason Spencer, a South Georgia state lawmaker who dropped his pants and repeatedly used the "n-word" on an episode of the Showtime series "Who Is America?" on Sunday night, has announced his resignation.

The office of House Speaker David Ralston (R) told The Atlanta Journal Constitution state Rep. Jason Spencer (R) had agreed to resign.

Following his appearance on Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series Who Is America?

Spencer appears on the show alongside prankster Cohen, who is disguised as an Israeli anti-terrorism expert named Col. Erran Morad.

After Spencer shouts it, Baron Cohen tells him: "Are you insane?"

He agreed to demonstrate the tactic by dropping his trousers and underpants and backing into Cohen while shouting "USA!" and "America!".

Mr Spencer apologised for the "ridiculously ugly episode", but initially refused to step down.

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The state lawmaker was facing increasing pressure to resign, even though he had already lost the Republican primary and was due to leave office in January. After a few days of reflection, however, Spencer has made a decision to resign, effective July 31, CNN reported Wednesday.

Spencer is not the first person to come unstuck on Cohen's program.

Spencer claims Baron Cohen took advantage of his fear he or his family would be targeted by terrorists, after receiving death threats when he proposed a ban on Muslim women wearing burkas in public.

After the video aired this past weekend, Spencer was forced to resign. "There is no excuse for this type of behavior, ever, and I am saddened and disgusted by it".

In the new show Baron Cohen dons various prosthetics and accents in an attempt to embarrass those on the right and left.

Who Is America? airs on Showtime in the USA and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, at 10pm on Sundays.

Spencer previously faced calls for his resignation in 2016, after he told an African-American attorney that she might "go missing" if the state's confederate statutes were threatened.