TN House speaker Glen Casada announces resignation

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Articles

TN House speaker Glen Casada announces resignation


REACTION FROM NASHVILLE – AND WHATS NEXT.. BO: HUNDREDS HERE IN KNOXVILLE – AND THOUSANDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY : PROTESTING TODAY – AGAINST ABORTION BANS.. THEIR STANCE ON THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE – RIGHT NOW AT 5:30. KRISTIN: GOOD EVENING, I’M KRISTIN FARLEY. BO: IM BO WILLIAMS… BO: SO MANY QUESTIONS – LEFT UNANSWERED – SURROUNDING THE LATEST SCANDAL IN OUR STATE CAPITOL.. KRISTIN: AS WE’VE BEEN TELLING YOU – STATE HOUSE SPEAKER GLEN CASADA – ANNOUNCING HE WILL RESIGN SOON. THIS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF RACIST AND SEXIST TEXT MESSAGES : SENT BETWEEN CASADA AND HIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF CADE COTHREN… BUT WHAT’S NEXT? BO: LIVE COVERAGE TONIGHT FROM NASHVILLE – TONIGHT FROM NASHVILLE – STATE CAPITOL REPORTER CHRIS BUNDGAARD HEARING FROM OUR GOVERNOR ON THE ISSUE. AND JOINS US NOW LIVE. CHRIS – WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING? CHRIS: WE GOT A CHANCE IN COOKEVILLE AT A BOYS STATE EVENT TO CATCH UP WITH GOVERNOR LEE ABOUT SPEAKERS CASADA’S INTENDED RESIGNATION. WAS THE GOVERNOR SATISFIED WITH THE SPEAKER’S INTENTIONS TO RESIGN. S/BILL LEE/TN GOVERNOR: 727 I FELT LIKE HE OUGHT TO AND HE HAS AND THAT IS ALL I CAN ASK FOR. THE GOVERNOR SEES NO REASON NOW TO CALL A SPECIAL SESSION AS HE SAID HE WOULD DO IF SPEAKER CASADA DIDNT PLAN TO RESIGN, BUT SPEAKER PRO TEM BILL DUNN-WHO WILL ASSUME CASADA’S DUTIESSAID TUESDAY HE STLL WANTS TO MEET WITH LEE AND LT GOV MCNALLY ON A BEST WAY FORWARD. GOVERNOR: 706 WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE LEGISLATURE TO SEE WHAT DIRECTION THEY GO COOKEVILLE REP RYAN WILLIAMSWHO WAS FORMERLY REPUBLICAN HOUSE CAUCUS CHAIR UNTIL JANUARYTALKED ABOUT THE HEALING AHEAD FOR THE HOUSE AND THE SPEAKER’S ROLE IN THAT. S/REP. RYAN WILLIAMS/ COOKEVILLE REPUBLICAN: 213 HOPEFULLY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HE’LL HELP US LAY OUT A TIME LINE IN WHAT’S HE THINKING SO WE CAN BETTER PREPARE AND THAT HEALING PROCESS START. EARLIER TUESDAY, LONGTIME CASADA SUPPORTER REPRESENTATIVE SUSAN LYNN SHARED HOW THE SPEAKER TOLD HER MONDAY NIGHT HE INTENDED TO RESIGN. S/REP. SUSAN LYNN/CASADA SUPPORTER: 102202 WELL I CALLED HIM AND ASKED IF HE WAS ALRIGHT AND HE, IN HIS UPBEAT WAY HE SAID I’M AT PEACE. I REALLY AM. I’M AT PEACE.’ HE SAID IM GOING TO RESIGN. I DON’T KNOW WHEN. I WANT TO PLAN FOR THIS SO THAT IT WILL BE A VERY ORGANIZED AND PEACEFUL TRANSITION. SHE ADDED WHAT SPEAKER CASADA SAID HE TOOK AWAY FROM MONDAY’S NEARLY 2-1 NO CONFIDENCE VOTE IN THE MIDST OF A SCANDAL WHERE HE REPLIED TO SOME SEXIST TEXTS FROM HIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF. – REP LYNN: THEN HE ALSO EXPRESSED THANKS FOR EVERYBODY WHO VOTED FOR HIM AND EVEN THANKS FOR EVERYBODY WHO DIDN’T BECAUSE IT’S A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. 10223 WHILE THE TIME OF GLEN CASADA AS SPEAKER IS ABOUT TO BE OVER, STILL A LOT TO BE SORTED OUT HERE FOR THE TN HOUSE. REPORTING FROM COOKEVILLE CHRIS BUNDGAARD BO: AS FOR THE SPEAKER IMMEDIATELY, HE HAS SAID FOR DAYS THAT HE PLANS TO LEAVE THIS WEEK FOR A TWO-WEEK VACATION THAT INCLUDES GREECE. KRISTIN: WELL OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE IN KNOXVILLE TODAY – SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE AGAINST ABORTION BANS. BO:

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