Vos says actions will be taken if Kramer returns

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says that ousted Majority Leader Bill Kramer should not seek re-election, but whether he resigns is up to him.
   Vos spoke after Assembly Republicans voted Tuesday to remove Kramer as majority leader amid allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women last week. Rep. Pat Strachota was elected to replace Kramer, becoming the first woman to ever have the job.
   Kramer's office says he checked into a treatment facility on Saturday. He was not at the vote and his chief of staff did not respond to comment Tuesday.
   Kramer previously registered to run again. Libertarian Chuck Schilling has also registered.
   Vos says with the change in leadership the Republican caucus has "turned a corner in a very difficult chapter."

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says actions will be taken to protect anyone who feels uncomfortable around Rep. Bill Kramer if he decides to return to the Capitol.

Vos commented Tuesday after Assembly Republicans voted to oust Kramer as majority leader amid allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women last week, one of them a GOP staff member.

Vos says he has heard from people who say they would be concerned about their safety if Kramer returns. His office says Kramer checked into a treatment facility on Saturday and he has not been available for comment.

Kramer's chief of staff did not immediately return messages seeking comment Tuesday.

Vos says he hopes Kramer does not seek re-election.


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