Didn’t this happen in Texas too?
A group of RINOs (16 ?) and all the Democrats voted for a RINO Speaker in TX, but this was expected to happen, as had been warned for some time that Craddick wouldn’t have the votes for a 4th term. Wrong and weasely, but not out of the blue. This in TN literally was out of the blue. This guy is a NOBODY, barely out of his freshman term, and not very mentally sound. He lied to his colleagues right up until the vote that he was supporting the Republican candidate for Speaker. He was sworn in within seconds of the farce vote and kept within arms’ reach of the Democrat Boss the entire time.