Some Republicans Ask Casada to Step Aside, Dems Call for Investigation

Some Republicans are calling for House Speaker Glen Casada to step down after scandal has rocked his office, while Democrats are calling for a federal investigation following reports that the speaker’s former chief of staff could eavesdrop on committee rooms and fears that recording devices might have been placed in legislators’ offices. The Tennessean reports that while many GOP legislators offered support for Casada, several others called for resignation, including Rep. Bill  Dunn, R-Knoxville, Rep. Rick Tillis, R-Lewisburg, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby. Casada released an "action plan" late this afternoon, calling for an independent investigation and diversity training for legislators and staff.
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