NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - The speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives resignation will go into effect in August.
Speaker Glen Casada submitted a letter to the 111th General Assembly on Tuesday stating that his resignation will take effect August 2nd at 8:00 a.m.
He has requested that the governor call a special meeting on that date to select a new speaker.
Governor Bill Lee called Casada’s decision to resign the right one.
Casada’s Chief of Staff Cade Cothren resigned earlier this month in the wake of the alleged racist and lewd texts regarding women, and admitted cocaine use in his legislative office. Days later, Speaker Casada said he wasn’t leaving his leadership post – calling lewd text conversations that surfaced “locker room talk.”