Casada Has Announced His Resignation Date — But Some Want Him Out Even Sooner

Republican Rep. Glen Casada of Franklin presents his bill to require children to be older to qualify for kindergarten during a House floor in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Democrats argued the measu... Republican Rep. Glen Casada of Franklin presents his bill to require children to be older to qualify for kindergarten during a House floor in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Democrats argued the measure would lead to layoffs of teachers and deny early education opportunities to children. The measure passed largely along party lines. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) MORE LESS
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Embattled Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R) has finally conceded to the political reality that he’ll have to resign, and has chosen his 60th birthday as the date — August 2.

But for some lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, that day just can’t come soon enough.

According to a Nashville Public Radio report, there has been a bipartisan outcry for him to leave sooner. And, there is a line of succession in the House, meaning that a special election is not necessarily even needed but for the ambitious few who want to leapfrog their places in line with the help of their peers.

Rep. Mike Stewart, the Democratic caucus chair, told TPM that he thinks that Casada is plotting.

“I can only assume he’s trying to get one of his cronies in power,” he said in a text.

Read TPM’s deep dive into what brought Casada to this point here.

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