House Speaker Glen Casada To Step Down After No Confidence Vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

House Speaker Glen Casada said he will step down after a no confidence vote.

He said, "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."

The Tennessee House Republican Party Caucus, at a special meeting Monday, had a no confidence vote.

Afterward, the state Republican Party called for him to step down.

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden said, "The events and actions surrounding Speaker Casada have been a distraction from the great accomplishments of this Legislature and Governor Bill Lee. Our Republican leadership in the legislature took the right course of action by calling today's meeting.

"The vote of no confidence by the Republican caucus sends a clear message; it is time for the Speaker to heed the advice of the majority of his fellow legislators and step down from his position of leadership and allow someone else to begin the process of restoring the trust of all Tennesseans."


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