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Gov. Walker approves of GOP leadership decision on Rep. Kramer

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker says if allegations against Rep. Bill Kramer prove true, Assembly Republicans made the right decision Tuesday to strip Kramer of his role as Assembly Majority Leader.

Kramer is accused of sexually harassing two women while on a fundraising trip last week in Washington, D.C. Republicans will have to pick a new leader in 2015. Rep. Pat Strachota is taking over until then.

The governor says Kramer should not hold public office if the accusations are true.

"I certainly would call on him, or anybody else like that, wouldn't matter Democrat or Republican, because I don't think it's appropriate for them to be in a position of public trust," says Walker. "Whether it's Rep. Kramer or anybody else, if there are situations that make anybody feel at risk or threatened, there's just no place for that."

The governor urges anyone who feels uncomfortable in their work environment to speak up.

Gov. Walker spoke to the media after a presentation at the Wisconsin Petroleum Association's conference Wednesday. His speech focused on the Senate's passing of a tax relief bill this week. Walker says the typical homeowner will pay $100 less in property taxes and see $522 more on their paychecks this year.

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