Speaker glen casada says he plans to resign.
This comes after a no confidence vote by his republican caucus.
News 12's robyn estabrook joins us live in the studio with our update.
Casada announced the decision this morning, just a day after previously shrugging off calls to step aside from his leadership position.
Representatives from our area say they are glad about his plans to resign, but they want him to do it now.
This was the scene yesterday as tennessee house speaker glen casada left a republican caucus meeting.
In a 45 to 24 vote, representatives revealed they have no confidence in him.
Casada now says he plans to meet with republican caucus leadership on june 3rd, when he returns from vacation to determine the best date to resign as speaker.
Representative robin smith says he made the right decision.
Robin smith/ hixson "our caucus position has been that it is time to move forward and the fact that we do need to prioritize both the trust that tennesseans deserve in their leadership in the house as well as to make sure that there is an environment of professionalism and ethics."
People called for casada to resign after different controversies including allegations he exchanged text messages containing sexually explicit language about women with his former chief of staff.
Representative mike carter wants casada to not just announce plans to resign, but to actually resign.
"we need to finish the job we started and we need to make sure that this is done quickly.
And for that purpose i contacted legal services we are today planning a motion for a special session to remove him as speaker if that is necessary."
He hopes casada follows through and resigns so the house can move on.
"the people of tennessee have struggled with this.
It brought us public and national ridicule and it is time to end this.
It is time for tennessee to be first again."
Governor bill lee says speaker casada made the right decision.
Live in the studio, robyn estabrook, news 12 now.