WATCH: Reporters chase down Speaker Casada as controversy continues


It was another stressful day on Capitol Hill for embattled Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada.

The top House Republican was chased down Friday morning by reporters with a variety of questions on the scandals surrounding him and his now-fired Chief of Staff Cade Cothren.

In the video, you can hear Speaker Casada referencing the number of, what’s been termed as, “sexually explicit texts” that he admitted to exchanging with his former top aide. 

Casada is also under fire for recent reports accusing his office of altering emails involving a protester who was banned from the capitol building, secretly recording private meeting rooms and extreme tactics to pass bills at the end of the legislative session. 

Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have asked him to resign. 

Earlier this week, Casada released a 10-point “action plan” to improve the perception of his office.

However, critics like the Tennessee Black Caucus and House Democrats scoffed at the plan — instead, they are asking for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the list of shocking claims circulating regarding Casada’s office. 

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 for updates. 

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