Governor John Bel Edwards has joined several other state political leaders in calling for Schedler’s resignation following a lawsuit filed detailing multiple instances of sexual misconduct and harassment.
According to reports, Edwards has now officially joined others in demanding that the State Secretary step down from his post amidst the scandal.
“It is very sad to read charges about someone I’ve known for years and consider a friend. His admission of an inappropriate relationship with a state worker that reported to him is indefensible,” Edwards said in a statement Wednesday.
Reports also indicate that Sen. Regina Barrow has released a statement expressing her disappointment with this revelation stating that she would have expected it from other folks but not him.
Earlier today Sen. Sharon Hewitt released a statement urging Schedler to step down from his post.
“Sadly, I’ve reached the conclusion that Secretary Schedler can no longer be an effective leader or role model for our state,” Hewitt said. “In the coming days, I hope that he too will reach the same conclusion and consider stepping down.”
We’ll have more on the subject as additional information arrives.