Assembly Republican leaders want a disgraced lawmaker to resign. The GOP leaders released a statement Thursday calling for the resignation of Waukesha Republican Representative Bill Kramer. Kramer has been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault. Speaker Robin Vos removed Kramer from his remaining legislative committees on Thursday. The Republican caucus has already voted unanimously to remove him as majority leader.
“We believe the criminal charges against Rep. Kramer are credible and his alleged actions are reprehensible. These are serious accusations and with respect to the alleged victim, we believe the criminal process should proceed without interference.
“It is clear from these allegations and past transgressions that Rep. Kramer should no longer serve in the Wisconsin State Assembly. We are calling for his immediate resignation and have sent him a letter demanding that he step down. Rep. Kramer has lost the confidence and trust of his colleagues and has brought disgrace to the institution and the state.
“Should Rep. Kramer ignore this demand from his colleagues, the constituents of his Assembly district can take steps to remove him from office through the recall process. If convicted of a felony, by law he can no longer serve the state.”
Kramer has also been accused of accused of sexually harassing two women during trip to Washington D.C. earlier this year. The call by Assembly leaders is in line with Governor Scott Walker, who said this week that it would be best for Kramer to resign.