Gov. Walker says Rep. Kramer should resign following sexual assault charges

Published 04/02 2014 05:24PM

Updated 04/02 2014 07:34PM

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV)--Gov. Scott Walker said he thinks Rep. Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, should resign following allegations of sexual assault.

“I just don’t think someone like that should be in public office," said Walker, Wednesday.

The Waukesha representative was charged last Friday with sexually assaulting an aide back in 2011.

According to the criminal complaint Kramer placed his tongue in the victim’s mouth and grabbed her breasts under her shirt repeatedly.

Walker isn’t the only leader hoping to see him booted. 

Assembly Republicans are scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss whether the former Majority Leader should be expelled.

Last month, Assembly Republicans stripped Kramer of his title as the Majority Leader after other lawmakers witnessed him sexually assault two women at a GOP fundraiser in Washington D.C. but some would like to see further action taken.

“I think everybody agrees, Democrats and Republicans alike, that concerning the charges that it’s serious.  I think the concern some have had trying to look at [this] if they took action, expel him, that might require the victim to have to testify and that could have an impact on the court case and legal case," Walker said.

The Assembly would need a 2/3 vote to expel Kramer.


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