Lst week, Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak-Ridge) made the following statement:
“It has been my goal over the past few days to allow the House of Representatives to address the issues they are facing without distraction.
“I am very aware that any comments from the other chamber can be counterproductive to their ongoing process. Questions of resignation or removal remain up to Speaker Casada and the House alone. I would expect any removal process to include due process. When asked my personal opinion on the matter, I can only answer honestly. I believe it would be in the best interest of the legislature and the state of Tennessee for Speaker Casada to vacate his office at this time.”