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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 07:39 AM

Gov. Bill Lee said he'll call a special session to elect a new speaker. Now what?

Nearly a month after the House Republican Caucus passed a vote of no confidence in Speaker Glen Casada's leadership, Gov. Bill Lee now says he will call a special session for members to elect a replacement.

Lee made the announcement Saturday evening while talking to reporters just before the start of the Tennessee Republican Party's Statesmen's Dinner.

Here's what happens next.

Why will the Tennessee legislature have a special session?

Casada, R-Franklin, announced last month that he would resign from leadership Aug. 2, though he would continue serving as a representative.

His decision came after a May 20 no-confidence vote by his caucus amid a scandal largely involving sexually explicit text messages he had sent about women.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/18/glen-casada-news-what-happens-after-gov-bill-lee-calls-special-session/1477927001/

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