Casada’s chief of staff resigns after sexual texts with intern

House Speaker Glen Casada’s Chief of Staff Cade Cothren following a whirlwind day of revelations including that he sent text messages soliciting sex acts from an intern and used cocaine in his legislative office, The Tennessean reports.

Cothren the top strategist for Casada’s campaign to nail down his election as speaker by getting involved in contested primaries for open Republican seats last year. Cothren also played a pivotal role in ensuring the razor-thin passage of Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher bill.

“It was just a distraction,” Cothren told The Tennessean. “We’ve accomplished a lot of great things this year and I don’t want to take away from those for our caucus.”

6 Responses to Casada’s chief of staff resigns after sexual texts with intern

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    James White says:

    I just saw one hour ago (6:00) news in memphis that Casada was talking so well of Cothren. Now this?
    Guess Casada shouldn’t voted FOR an Article V Constitutional Convention.

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    Donna Locke says:


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    Leslie Parsley says:

    Next? Casada.

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    David White says:

    “Just so y’all know, I did f—k (woman) in the bathroom at party fowl,” he said, referring to the Party Fowl restaurant. “Will send pictures later.”

    Casada responded: “Only gone for 60 seconds,” adding, “R u a minute man???;)”

    Cothren said, “Yes, I take after you. Like father like son.”

    Casada replied, “Lolol! If I’m happy, then all is good!!!!!”

    These are the Republicans that are Tennessee’s moral leaders!

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    Michael Lottman says:

    Incredible but not really surprising considering who is involved. It is time for a change in the identify of who has actually been running this state since the beginning of the year. We deserve better.

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