House Speaker Glen Casada has been fighting for his political life. And it's not the first time his reputation has been on the line.
Many lawmakers have called for the Franklin Republican to step down. That's after the leaking of sexist and racist text exchanges with a top aide, his now-former chief of staff, Cade Cothren.
WPLN senior editor Chas Sisk spoke with Jason Moon Wilkins about why this isn't just a crisis for Casada, it's a problem for Tennessee’s Republican Party as a whole.
The following are excerpts from recent interviews about the scandal: