Sohn: Tennessee GOP has brass; D.C. GOP should take a lesson

FILE - In this May 2, House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, left, talks with Cade Cothren, right, his then-chief of staff, during a House session in Nashville. Casada had announced he will resign the speakership after a raft of scandals. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
photo 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.

Tennesseans should send a heartfelt thank you to Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who made it crystal clear Monday night that our state would no longer brook the poisonous behavior of House Speaker Glen Casada.

Shortly after the House Republican Caucus cast a surprising 45-24 no-confidence vote for Casada's continued leadership, Lee weighed in with another body slam for the speaker of four and a half months. Casada's misdirection, misogynistic and racist attitudes, along with an increasingly apparent overarching abuse of power, began to unravel after his top aide - accused of all the same things, plus drug use in the state Capitol - resigned in early May.