Gov. Bill Lee to call for special session to replace House Speaker Glen Casada

After a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus, House Speaker Glen Casada announced he would resign on Aug. 2
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - News outlets report Gov. Bill Lee made an announcement, ahead of the Tennessee Republican Party's Statesmen's Dinner in Nashville, to call a special session to replace the state's House speaker

Lee says he expects the special session will occur in August but he has not picked an exact date yet.

After a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus, House Speaker Glen Casada announced he would resign on Aug. 2

Casada had been dogged by calls to resign since it was revealed he exchanged text messages containing sexually explicit language about women with his former chief of staff several years ago, among other controversies.

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