House Republicans will have a private meeting Monday to discuss the future of Tennessee's House Speaker Glen Casada.

It comes after the speaker faced heavy scrutiny following allegations that he sent racist and sexually explicit text messages with his top aide. 

Several Republicans have since called for Speaker Casada to resign. 

During a teleconference Thursday, Channel 3 had the opportunity to ask U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn what she thought of the texts.

WRCB file photo of Glen Casada.

"The text messages I have seen, I think are, you know, pretty disgusting," Blackburn said. 

Sen. Blackburn would not say if she thinks Casada should resign as speaker. 

So far Republican State Rep. Jeremy Faison and Speaker Pro Tempore Bill Dunn have called for Casada's resignation. 

However, Gov. Bill Lee has not said if Casada should resign but he has called the incidents "disturbing."