NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he was ready to call lawmakers back to Nashville for a special legislative session following a historic vote of no confidence in Speaker Glen Casada over a series of scandals engulfing him.
However, the embattled Republican has thus far rejected mounting pressure to step aside.
“I’m disappointed in the results… .,” Casada said in a statement after the caucus vote, unprecedented in the modern era of Tennessee politics. “However, I will work the next few months to regain the confidence of my colleagues so we can continue to build on the historic conservative accomplishments of this legislative session.”
Casada has been dogged by calls to resign since