Report: Assembly Majority Leader could resign after sexual haras - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

UPDATE: Report: Assembly Majority Leader could resign his post after sexual harassment accusations

Posted: Updated:

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos released a statement following the allegations against Majority Leader Bill Kramer.

The statement reads as follows: "Recently I was made aware of serious allegations regarding inappropriate behavior by Rep. Kramer. Since I learned of those allegations I have been consulting with legal counsel and other legislators to understand what options are available."

"The alleged behavior is reprehensible and won't be tolerated."

"I expect that members of the Wisconsin State Legislature should always hold themselves to the highest standards and that's why this matter will be dealt with swiftly," said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer has been accused of sexual harassment and may resign his post as soon as Saturday.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Kramer is accused of sexually harassing at least two women while in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for a GOP fundraiser.

Sources told the Journal Sentinel the allegations against the 49-year-old Republican lawmaker involve a 33-year-old female lobbyist and at least one other woman.

They say one incident happened shortly after the fundraising event. Another happened on the Thursday flight back to Wisconsin.

Kramer is accused of groping at least one of the women and making lewd and inappropriate remarks to at least two women.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos issued a statement to the Journal Sentinel calling the allegations "reprehensible." He said the issue would be resolved quickly.

Kramer could not be reached by the Journal Sentinel for comment.

He was elected to his post in September after Rep. Scott Suder took a job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at