Republicans 'frustrated' as Glen Casada draws out resignation

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Jun 03, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A number of Republicans voiced concern on Monday that they are growing increasingly frustrated with disgraced House Speaker Glen Casada's resignation process, and his unwillingness to set a firm date to step down after been embattled in scandal for weeks.

On May 21, Casada sent an email to House Republicans announcing he would resign as Speaker following a no confidence vote from his party. The Williamson County Republican said he would lay out a resignation strategy starting on June 3 after returning home from a two week European vacation.

High-ranking Republicans told NewsChannel 5 on Monday that Casada has meetings scheduled with House leadership members through the end of this week. But he has declined to actually set a specific date for his resignation.

Casada has been embattled in scandal over the last few weeks following multiple NewsChannel 5 Investigates stories which uncovered that the House Speaker had a sexually explicit text conversation with his former Chief of Staff and then lied about it. The FBI has also opened up an inquiry into whether Casada improperly tried to influence votes during the recent legislative session.

Meanwhile, Casada continues to draw a state paycheck for each day he draws out his resignation. Since announce his intentions to resign he has taken home an estimated $2,805.68 taxpayer funded paycheck. He will continue to earn more than $200 for each day he continues to hold his position as Speaker.