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Tennessee House Speaker Under Pressure to Resign Amid Drug and Sexting Scandal

Nicole Rojas
May 9, 2019 - 5:00

Tennessee House Democrats have called for House Speaker Glen Casada to resign amid a developing drug and sex scandal involving his former chief of staff, Cade Cothren. Cothren resigned on May 6 after confirming that he used cocaine in the legislative office building, and text messages showed that he solicited sex from an intern and a lobbyist. Cothren also reportedly sent racist text messages and had a lewd exchange with Casada about one of Cothren’s female friends. In a statement to The North Star, House Democrats said that it was clear that Casada “participated in numerous acts that make...

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