There is an old saying that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
I am beginning to think that adage strongly applies to Glen Casada, Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tennessee.
I have been reading news reports that Speaker Casada gave a pay raise of $130,000 to his Chief-of-Staff such that his salary approached $200,000 per year.
That alone is shocking when you compare his salary to the average salary in our state. But it seems that this very Chief-of-Staff admitted to snorting cocaine inside the legislature.
There are also news reports that Speaker Casada encouraged two legislative employees to engage in public indecency by having sex with another legislative employee in a public bathroom.
As if that’s not bad enough, Speaker Casada may have used tax dollars on equipment to spy on fellow legislators and to limit transparency.
Certainly, this behavior is not acceptable and our elected officials should be held to account.
If you agree, please contact your representative and ask him to make a public statement condemning the abuse of power by Speaker Glen Casada.
In Anderson County, we are either represented by Rep. John Ragan (615-741-4400) or by Rep. Dennis Powers (615-741-3335).
Anderson County Retired Teacher