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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seek to remove majority leader accused of sexual harassment

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By Brendan O’Brien

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin Republican lawmakers will attempt to remove Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer from his leadership post after two women accused him of sexual harassment last week, according to local media on Sunday.

The Republican caucus in the Assembly will vote on Tuesday on whether to oust Kramer, according to a statement released by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to Wispolitics.com.

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“It is clear he has lost our trust and confidence,” Vos said in the statement.

A woman accused Kramer, 49, of harassing her on Wednesday during a fundraiser thrown by BRG, a lobbying and public relations firm, in Washington, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The paper said another woman accused him of harassing her on the airplane flight back to Wisconsin on Thursday.

Kramer’s office said on Saturday he entered a treatment facility and that there would be no other comment on the matter, according to a statement on Wispolitics.com

As majority leader, Kramer leads the day-to-day activities on the Assembly floor. The lawyer and certified public accountant has been in office since 2006 and has held the majority leader post since September, according to his website.

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Kramer represents communities west of Milwaukee.

(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Phil Berlowitz)

[Sexual harassment by the boss via Shutterstock]

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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident

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Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.

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