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Republicans Remove Wis. Assembly Leader after Groping, Abuse Allegations

Updated: 03/04/2014 12:13 PM
Created: 03/04/2014 12:11 PM WDIO.com

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Republicans in the Wisconsin state Assembly have removed the majority leader from his post amid allegations that he groped one woman and verbally abused another during a trip to Washington last week.

The GOP lawmakers unanimously voted to strip state Rep. Bill Kramer of his leadership post during a meeting Tuesday. Kramer checked into a treatment facility for an unspecified reason on Saturday and wasn't present at the meeting. He hasn't commented on the allegations.

Majority leader is the second most powerful position in the Assembly after the speaker.

Kramer, of Waukesha, was elected to the Assembly in 2006 and was chosen as majority leader in September. The Republicans hold a 60-39 majority in the Assembly.

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Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha)

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