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Bill Kramer unanimously removed from Assembly leadership post

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer was unanimously removed from his leadership post Tuesday.

Republican members took a secret ballot after discussing the matter behind closed doors for an hour and a half.

Kramer checked into a treatment facility last Saturday, amid reports that he groped a female staffer following a GOP fundraiser in Washington last Wednesday. The Waukesha lawmaker was also accused of making lewd remarks to a female lobbyist on a plane ride home the next day.

After the closed session, Medford Republican Mary Williams made the motion to remove Kramer as the majority leader. She said he has lost the trust and confidence of Assembly Republicans.

There have also been calls for the 49-year-old Kramer to resign from his Assembly seat. If he doesn't do it, voters will make the call in November.

In the meantime, Assembly Republicans have elected West Bend Representative Pat Strachota as their new majority leader.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)