Kennedy calls for Schedler's resignation after sexual emails released

Kennedy calls for Schedler's resignation after sexual emails released

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - US Sen. John Kennedy is calling on Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler to resign after sexual emails were released from him to a former employee, through his state account.

Kennedy released the following statement:

Secretary Schedler has claimed the truth about the sexual harassment allegations against him by his employee 'can be found somewhere in the middle.' The emails published today tell a different story. They show that he crossed the line and abused his position. It saddens me to say this, but Tom needs to resign. There is no place in Louisiana for sexual harassment in the workplace.

The emails were published by The Advocate and show Schedler crossing the line and abusing his position, according to Kennedy.

Read the emails

Schedler is facing a sexual harassment lawsuit. A woman accused him of punishing her when she challenged him at work. A spokeswoman for the office, on the other hand, said the sexual relationship was consensual.

Schedler is not running for re-election next year.

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