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Tue May 21, 2019, 06:11 PM

Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s embattled House Speaker Glen Casada announced Tuesday he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages.

The move is unprecedented in Tennessee’s modern political era. The last Senate speaker resignation came in 1931. And in 1893, a House speaker declined to resign and his office was declared vacant, according to legislative librarian Eddie Weeks.

“When I return to town on June 3, I will meet with caucus leadership to determine the best date for me to resign as speaker so that I can help facilitate a smooth transition,” Casada said in a statement.

Casada announced the decision just a day after previously shrugging off a 45-24 secret ballot vote from his GOP caucus determining they no longer had confidence in his ability to lead the Tennessee House. Shortly after the hours long decision, Casada said he would work “months” to regain trust from his colleagues and previously spelled out an “action plan” to reassure them.

Read more: https://www.devilslakejournal.com/zz/news/20190521/tennessee-house-speaker-to-resign-amid-text-message-scandal/1

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Tue May 21, 2019, 06:39 PM

1. Finally!

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Tue May 21, 2019, 07:37 PM

2. The idiot thought he could balls it out. He'll be leaving the Tenn House, too, in a week.

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