Derpy Republican Lists Fake Award From Sacha Baron Cohen On His Campaign Site

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Scott Perry (R- Penn.) is currently the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania’s Fourth Congressional District. Perry is running for reelection this November in the re-drawn 10th District, which includes all of Dauphin, most of Cumberland and the northern half of York County. According to the Philly Voice:

‘Perry was also, apparently, one of the numerous politicians and influential figures fooled by actor Sacha Baron Cohen on “Who is America?” into sitting down for interviews and/or accepting fake awards for making the “70 at 70” list in honor of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding.’

Perry has listed Cohen’s “bogus award” among the “Awards and Recognitions” listed on his campaign website. The fake award is known as the “Yerushalayim Television, 2018 70 for 70 (Recognizing Friends of Israel)” award.

In a Facebook post, Perry said:

‘No, I don’t think the bogus award is real, but apparently it’s a slow news day. For those of you who actually care and/or are hearing about this, I certainly wanted to give you the courtesy of my response.’

Rep. Perry went on to make a statement, saying:

‘Our staff keeps a universal list of accomplishments and awards that I’ve been privileged to earn. After several attempts to interview me (all declined) for what we discovered was a mockery, this addition clearly got by. We’re human, we made an administrative mistake, and I own it. But reporting this as newsworthy – which it’s far from – only further divides us, rewards those who not only try to humiliate in the name of entertainment, but also make a mockery of Israel (one of our closest Allies and of whom I’m a staunch supporter), and detracts from substantive issues that define a stronger community, Commonwealth and Country. I’m in disbelief that we’re actually spending time on this, so I’m just going to keep working on behalf of people who want to see us get stronger, not weaker.’

Here’s what Twitter had to say:

Cohen also gave the same award to former Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) who was also fooled on his Showtime show “Who Is America?” On the show, Cohen disguised as an Israeli terror expert said to Walsh:

‘The NRA wants to arm the teachers. This is crazy. They should be arming the children.’

Cohen goes on to call the new program “Kinderguardians,” and says that the program would arm children as young as three years old to use weapons against “naughty men.” He says that three is age limit because:

‘They don’t call them the terrible twos for nothing.’

Cohen, disguised as terror expert Morad even went to Washington to obtain support for the program and got Walsh to enthusiastically endorse it. Right into the camera, Walsh says:

‘The intensive three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars. In less than a month — less than a month — a first-grader can become a first grenade-er.’

‘Happy shooting, kids.’

Walsh told CNN that Cohen duped him by telling him he that he was “getting an award from some Israeli TV station because I’m a great supporter of Israel.”

After learning he was duped, he back-pedaled on Twitter saying that he doesn’t really believe kindergarteners should be armed.

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