Reps. Carter, Smith offer different takes on embattled Tennessee House Speaker Casada

Embattled Republican House Speaker Glen Casada speaks with reporters at Tennessee's Cordell Hull legislative building Monday, May 13, 2019, in Nashville. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
photo State Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, has called for Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada to resign.

NASHVILLE - While state Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, has called on embattled Republican House Speaker Glen Casada to resign amid a text messaging scandal, another Hamilton County legislator, Rep. Robin Smith, R-Hixson, is willing to consider other actions, including a no-confidence or a formal censure of the Williamson County Republican.

And that's not the only difference between the two lawmakers, both of whom serve on the Ethics Committee, regarding Casada, who faces a vote of no confidence Monday from the 73-member GOP Caucus.

In interviews with and statements to the Times Free Press last week, the lawmakers described different experiences when they separately met last Monday with Deputy Speaker Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, the panel's chairman.

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