PROMINENT REPUBLICANS SAY CASADA SHOULD STEP DOWN
The breaking news has been spewing forth like a powerful stream of urine on a legislator who opposes Speaker Casada’s seat lately (yes, that happened)…
The question I’m having to ask a #TNleg today. Yeah it’s been that kind of day. pic.twitter.com/JtyErkJnHv
– Emily R. West (@emwest22) May 9, 2019
…so we wanted to bring you up to speed on who has – and has not – had the courage to say Speaker Casada should resign. This issue has been all over Twitter so if you haven’t signed up for the platform yet then this might be a good time to do so! However, you may require the services of a website like useviral.com if you want a decent following. Improving your social media traction has proved helpful in multiple cases and especially in ones where you have to speak up for a particular cause! Understandably, this is where tools such as Circleboom can come in handy to manage your Twitter account effectively!
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The list of transgressions that have marred Casada’s tenure as Speaker is long, and includes, lying, spying, racism, sexism, fraud, bribery, drugs, house arrest, and protecting child sex abusers to name a few (not to mention peeing on people’s chairs).
Here’s who has come forward to speak up… most notably, GOVERNOR LEE has now said if Casada worked for him he would ask him to resign.
NEW: @GovBillLee says if Speaker Glen Casada worked in his administration, he would ask him to resign. #tnleg pic.twitter.com/khrDShPdL4
– Natalie Allison (@natalie_allison) May 10, 2019
Lt. Governor Randy McNally said “if I was in that deep of water I’d pack up my bags and go home.”
ðŸš ¨NEW, FROM CHANNEL 5: “If I was in that deep of water I think I’d just go home.”@ltgovmcnally encourages @GlenCasada to hang it up. #ResignCasada pic.twitter.com/Jqxq4euEgj
– The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 10, 2019
Rep. Jeremy Faison says Casada is “complicit with racism” and should step down as speaker and give Williamson County a chance to send him home altogether… and radio host Phil Valentine says he can’t believe he hasn’t resigned yet, and is angry Casada blatantly lied on his show:
#RT @shaunking: RT @TheTNHoller: CLIP: Conservatives Say #ResignCasada @ValentineShow – “He came on my show and lied… Can’t believe he isn’t gone already.” @JeremyFaison4TN – “He needs to step down… The 3rd most powerful man in TN was complicit … pic.twitter.com/1VirpHRwow
– Dick and Sharon (@DickandSharon) May 9, 2019
The Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association says Casada “willfully lied” and “should step down”:
NEW, FROM CHANNEL 5: “He willfully lied. It’s disappointing, but not surprising… He should resign. “@TennFirearms calls for @GlenCasada to resign. #ResignCasada pic.twitter.com/brU7J8x04C
– The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 10, 2019
Knox County’s Republican Mayor says it’s time for him to go:
President Eisenhower said, “the supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible…”
Speaker Casada should resign for the good of #Tennessee.
– Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) May 8, 2019
House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (who may have been running an anonymous twitter account to shed light on the goings-on inside the legislature, and who may have had his office chair pissed on as a result) spoke out…
Tillis: He needs to step down. With the circumstances at hand and the developments today, the behavior seems to continue. I am not sure of the procedural rules. The governor could call for a special session. I am not sure.
– Emily R. West (@emwest22) May 8, 2019
…Rep. Sam Whitson said Casada should step down also…
Rep. Whitson calls for Casada to step down as House speaker after release of sexually explicit texts https://t.co/hrqzYffuu5 via @http://twitter.com/wherald/
– Williamson Herald (@wherald) May 8, 2019
…as did Rep. Hawk… Senator Marsha Blackburn called it “disgusting”… Rep. Patsy Hazelwood seemed to open the door to change… as did Senator Massey…
I am disappointed in the actions that have been publicized. These actions are totally inappropriate.We should not tolerate this kind of behavior.Public officials should be held to a higher standard & treat everyone with respect.I don’t see how Speaker Casada can continue to lead.
– Becky Duncan Massey (@MasseyForSenate) May 8, 2019
and Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Bill Dunn.
And of course, many Democrats have said it’s time for him to go as well (still no word from Rep. John Deberry though).
Those who have come out in support of Casada despite everything that has happened include: Rep. Andy Holt, Rep. Susan Lynn, Rep. Ron Travis, Rep. Mike Sparks, Rep. Micah Van Huss, Rep. Matthew Hill, Rep. Bud Hulsey, and the Williamson County Republican Party.
Do you know of anyone we’ve left out? Holler at us HERE: [email protected]
In the meantime, #ResignCasada.
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