TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 10, 2019
Lt. Gov. Randy McNally today called for House Speaker Glen Casada to step down from his leadership post, while Gov. Bill Lee said that if Casada worked for him, he'd ask him to resign, the Tennessean reports. “It has been my goal over the past few days to allow the House of Representatives to address the issues they are facing without distraction," McNally said. "I am very aware that any comments from the other chamber can be counterproductive to their ongoing process. Questions of resignation or removal remain up to Speaker Casada and the House alone. I would expect any removal process to include due process." Casada is currently embroiled in a scandal involving his former chief of staff's sexual misconduct, racist messages and possible attempt at framing an activist.