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Tom Schedler's Position As Secretary Of State At Risk Due To Sexual Harassment Accusations

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A political analyst says embattled Secretary of State Tom Schedler might not be able to stay in office much longer as the sexual harassment allegations against him will not go away. Bernie Pinsonat says published emails showing sexual advances by Schedler towards an employee could lead to his resignation.

 

Pinsonat says, "The revelation of the emails will be the end of his political career... It's a matter of time before he resigns."

 

Pinsonat says it’s also difficult for Schedler to stay in office, when U-S Senator John Kennedy believes the Secretary of State should step down.

 

Pinsonat says, "Kennedy calling on him to resign is huge because Kennedy is the top republican in Louisiana which clearly hurts Schedler's case."

 

Schedler has previously said he will not resign, but this will be his last term. The Republican statewide elected official says it’s important for him to continue running the agency that handles elections, because they are in the process of buying new voting equipment. But Pinsonat says Schedler’s time might be up.

 

Pinsonat says, "It doesn't matter how important he is. If he's held down by controversy, he can't do his job no matter what he says. Schedler's in serious trouble."