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Saturday, March 1, 2014

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Assembly GOP to seek Kramer's ouster as majority leader Tuesday

Assembly GOP leaders will seek Rep. Bill Kramer’s ouster as majority leader on Tuesday, saying he has lost their “trust and confidence.”

The statement, released by the office of Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said Assembly GOP leaders were glad Kramer “recognizes the need to seek treatment” and hope “he will come to terms with his problems so that no woman will ever again be subject to this alleged inappropriate behavior.”

But the GOP leadership statement said the caucus will vote Tuesday to remove Kramer from his leadership post and then determine how to best fill the position. The Assembly GOP caucus already had a Tuesday caucus planned before allegations surfaced that Kramer sexually harassed two women during a trip to Washington, D.C., for a fundraiser. 

"We believe the serious nature of the alleged incidents require us to ask the Assembly Republican Caucus to remove Rep. Kramer from his position as the Assembly Majority Leader. It is clear he has lost our trust and confidence,” the statement read.


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