Update: Matthew Block Releases Statement on John Bel Edwards Scandal

“Because Ms. Washington was represented by a lawyer when she made her complaint, I was unable to speak to her directly and spoke to her lawyer. Before Ms. Washington’s resignation took effect, I contacted Ms. Washington’s lawyer and asked her if Ms. Washington wanted to rescind her letter of resignation and stay on in the governor’s office. Ms. Washington’s attorney told me that Ms. Washington did not want to return to the governor’s office.” stated Matthew Block, Governor John Bel Edwards’ Executive Counsel.