Republicans discuss future of house speaker amid scandals

Republicans discuss future of house speaker amid scandals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Monday meeting could decide the fate of Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada.

House Republicans will meet to discuss whether or not Casada should remain in his position.

A new scandal including the speaker has to do with an ethics report that a Republican lawmaker said he finds hard to believe.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press said Republican Mike Carter was presented with an ethics report about Casada and it found no ethical violations.

However, Carter said those findings were not attributed to any member of the ethics committee. He said the findings show a "heart for misrepresentation and political maneuvering."

Casada has been the center of several growing scandals, including lewd text messages he sent about women.

According to The Tennesseean on Friday, Casada resigned from his job selling pharmaceuticals for Merck. Casada’s director of legislation confirms the speaker left the company this month.

There are now almost a dozen Republicans calling for Casada to resign after a series of scandals. Political analysts said he may no longer by the leader of House Republicans by the end of the day.

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