Gov. Lee says he would ask Casada to resign if he was a member of his administration

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Gov. Bill Lee says if Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada were a member of his administration he would ask him to resign.

Thursday evening, a reporter asked Lee, “If Glen Casada were a member of your administration or an executive of your company would you call for him to step down, would you ask him to resign?”

Lee responded, “I would.”

“I think some of the events that have come to light in the last several days are not consistent with that, and if an employee in my administration and if an employee in my administration acted in away that wasn’t consistent with that then they wouldn’t be in my administration,” said Gov. Lee.

Both Democrats and Republicans have called on Casada to step down over several controversies, especially surrounding his former chief of staff Cade Cothren who resigned Monday. 

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