FBI agents have conducted a search at the homes and offices of several Republican lawmakers, Federal prosecutors in Tennessee said Friday, according to the Associated Press.
Multiple FBI agents searched the homes of former GOP House Speaker Glen Casada, state Rep. Robin Smith and Casada’s former chief of staff, Cade Cothren, U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman David Boling confirmed. The office of Republican Rep. Todd Warner was also searched, the AP reported.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee told reporters Friday that he had spoken to House Speaker Cameron Sexton, a Republican from Crossville, about the searches, describing them as “FBI raids.”
It’s unknown what they are searching for. A spokesman for the FBI referred all questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
This is a developing story.