Casada still earning full salary while on European vacation

Posted at 4:29 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 19:49:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — While vacationing in Europe for the next two weeks, disgraced House Speaker Glen Casada will continue to take home a paycheck of $72,948.

Casada announced on Tuesday he would be resigning as House Speaker but did not give his Republican colleagues a specific date on when he would be stepping down from that role. While he is scheduled to meet with House leadership on June 3rd, the Williamson County Republican will continue to take home a state paycheck of $6,079 per month.

For the next two weeks Glen Casada will reportedly be vacationing through Europe and Greece. During that time Tennessee taxpayers will be cutting him a check for $3,039.50.

In comparison to his $72,948 yearly salary, if he did not have his title as House Speaker, Casada would only be earning $24,316 a year. Which would put his monthly paycheck at just $2,026.33, far less than he is taking home right now.

Republicans hands are essentially tied at the moment. Legally they can't strip Casada of his House Speaker title without calling a special session. Which means the longer Casada draws out his resignation, the longer he continues to get a state paycheck.