Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada announces his resignation

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / State Rep. and Speaker of the Tennessee House Glen Casada speaks during the Hamilton County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Westin Hotel on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Republican Glen Casada said Tuesday he will resign his post as House speaker following a no-confidence resolution adopted Monday by fellow GOP lawmakers and previous calls from Republican Gov. Bill Lee and others that he step down.

But first, the speaker intends to go on a previously planned vacation in Europe.

"When I return to town on June 3, I will meet with Caucus leadership to determine the best date for me to resign as Speaker so that I can help facilitate a smooth transition," reads a statement from Casada.

After announcing Monday night he would call lawmakers into special session if Casada didn't step down as speaker, Lee said Tuesday that Casada had "made the right decision."

The governor also said, "I look forward to working with the legislature to get back to conducting the people's business and focusing on the issues that matter most to our state."

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