If a University of Tampa professor can get fired for their comments, then this State Rep. should be on his way out the door with his cardboard box. Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer just threatened a Democratic colleague over the removal of Confederate statues.
Spencer Says She’ll ‘Go Missing’
Rep. Spencer “warned” the former colleague, Rep. LaDawn Jones, that she won’t be “met with torches but something a lot more definitive” if she continues to call for the removal of the statues in Georgia. We don’t know what “more definitive” means but it sounds like someone’s going to be getting a wrapped fish package. Rep. Jason Spencer is a Woodbine Republican and also told Rep. Jones that “people in South Georgia are people of action, not drama” and said some who don’t understand “will go missing in the Okefenokee.” Ok then, tied to a concrete block and thrown into the river IS the plan. Spencer also told Jones that “too many necks they are red around here, don’t say I didn’t warn you about ’em.” Sounds like this backwater hick needs to learn some English.
Jones represented the Atlanta-based district from 2012 to 2016 and responded that she saw his comments as a “threat of physical violence” and is confident that future generations will abandon the “we are better than them” mentality. And they say we’re the violent ones.
“Enjoy but know … WINTER IS COMING,” wrote Jones, who is black. “You know it too … otherwise you wouldn’t have found a need to even make this post or those hollow threats of not coming to south GA.”
Spencer said in a text message that his words were not meant as a threat, but instead a “warning to her of how people can behave about this issue.”
“She is from Atlanta – and the rest of Georgia sees this issue very differently,” said Spencer, who was elected in 2010 to represent the southeast Georgia district. “Just trying to keep her safe if she decided to come down and raise hell about the memorial in the back yards of folks who will see this as an unwelcome aggression from the left.”
You just threatened physical violence, that doesn’t sound like you are trying to keep her safe Spencer. Spencer even asked AJC to include a picture of him standing next to the new Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the Georgia Capitol grounds which was unveiled Monday.
If you’d like to read the entire combined Twitter exchange you can find it here.