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Wed May 8, 2019, 04:13 AM

10. Gov, Lt. Gov condemn reported misbehavior from House Speaker's office

Natalie Allison, Nashville Tennessean
Published 3:48 p.m. CT May 7, 2019 | Updated 4:40 p.m. CT May 7, 2019

Tennessee's top two ranking Republicans on Tuesday condemned behavior attributed to a top aide in House Speaker Glen Casada's office of which Casada had in some cases been aware but came short of calling for any change in leadership in the lower legislative chamber.

Gov. Bill Lee's office initially declined to comment Monday on news that Casada's chief of staff Cade Cothren had sent text messages soliciting sex from an intern and had admitted to previously using cocaine in the legislative office building.

In some of the text messages, sent between 2014 and 2016 and obtained by USA TODAY Network - Tennessee, Casada himself engaged in sexually explicit conversations with Cothren.

But on Tuesday, Lee said that elected officials "have an obligation to hold ourselves to a higher standard and cultivate an environment of professionalism and respect" ...

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/07/tennessee-republicans-cade-cothren-glen-casada/1132419001/

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