Vos: Ousted majority leader should not run again

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington)
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says that ousted Majority Leader Bill Kramer should not seek re-election, but whether he resigns is up to him.

State Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha)
State Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha)

Vos spoke after Assembly Republicans voted Tuesday to remove Kramer as majority leader amid allegations that he sexually harassed at least two women last week. Rep. Pat Strachota was elected to replace Kramer, becoming the first woman to ever have the job.

Kramer’s office says he checked into a treatment facility on Saturday. He was not at the vote and his chief of staff did not respond to comment Tuesday.

Kramer previously registered to run again. Libertarian Chuck Schilling has also registered.

Vos says with the change in leadership the Republican caucus has “turned a corner in a very difficult chapter.”

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