Embroiled in controversies, Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada battles on after Lt. Gov. McNally says it's time to go

Gov. Bill Lee says he would ask Casada to resign as FBI agents are reportedly investigating school voucher bill votes

In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee talks to reporters at the Capitol in Nashville, Tenn. More than half of Lee's newly appointed cabinet members, including his education czar and Tennessee's Medicaid chief, didn't submit applications or provide any documents outlining why they deserved the jobs he gave them. The Associated Press reviewed all applications submitted to Lee's office during his transition into the top statewide position. This included submissions for both cabinet spots and lower level jobs inside the executive branch. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi, File)

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story did not include some comments from Tennessee State Rep. Robin Smith, R-Hixson, that provided more context to her reactions to the controversy surrounding House Speaker Glen Casada. The comments were added at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

NASHVILLE - Embattled Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada said Friday that after apologizing and asking for forgiveness for controversial text messages between he and a top aide, he thinks the problem has been "dealt with" and that the state House will "unify and move forward."

But Casada's Senate counterpart, fellow Republican and Lt. Gov.