Tennessee House Speaker Embroiled in Texting Scandal Resigns After No Confidence Vote

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Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada announced he will resign from the speakership following a vote of no confidence by the Republican caucus amid an inappropriate texting scandal. Many have called on Casada to also resign from his position in the House.

“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, according to the Associated Press.

Casada had previously rebuked calls for his resignation from members of both parties and Republican Governor Bill Lee. He also brushed off the no confidence vote from his Republican caucus. The embattled speaker claimed he would work to regain his colleagues’ trust.  

Lee applauded Casada’s resignation after it was revealed that Casada and his former chief of staff had…

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