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Edwards: Schedler should step down

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Ashley Wolf
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE—Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that Secretary of State Tom Schedler should resign immediately in the wake of a lawsuit accusing him of sexual harassment.

After a lunch speech at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Edwards told reporters that resignation is the “best path forward for Tom and the state of Louisiana.”

“I’ve consistently said that any instances of sexual harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated,” the governor said. “Elected officials must live by an even higher standard.”

“Because of the number of specific allegations in the lawsuit and the fact that he

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