Wisconsin GOP Leader's Job At Risk After Harassment Accusations

March 3, 2014

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos sought to quell a leadership crisis by announcing Saturday that he and fellow Republicans plan to oust his embattled No. 2.

In a statement released by Vos' office, Assembly GOP leaders said they intend to strip Majority Leader Bill Kramer of his leadership post after he was accused of sexually harassing at least two women while in Washington, D.C., for a recent fundraiser.

"We believe the serious nature of the alleged incidents require us to ask the Assembly Republican Caucus to remove Rep. Kramer from his position as the Assembly majority leader," the statement said. "It is clear he has lost our trust and confidence. On Tuesday, Assembly Republicans will take a vote to remove him from his leadership position and we will then determine how best to fill the position of majority leader."

The announcement came after Kramer abruptly checked himself into a treatment facility for unspecified reasons.