NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Monday night called on embattled Republican House Speaker Glen Casada to resign, saying otherwise he would call lawmakers into special session to act after the House GOP Caucus' stunning approval hours earlier of a no-confidence resolution.
Lee's move came after a tumultuous day in which Republican Caucus members voted 45-24 for the nonbinding resolution.
Today House Republicans sent a clear message, and I’m prepared to call a special session if the Speaker doesn’t resign.— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) May 21, 2019
Lee, also a Republican, said in a statement that House Republicans had "sent a clear message, and I'm prepared to call a special session if the speaker doesn't resign."