Assembly Republicans call for Bill Kramer to resign

MADISON (AP) — Republican Assembly leaders have sent embattled Rep. Bill Kramer a letter demanding his resignation, but are not saying they will push to expel him from the Legislature.

Speaker Robin Vos' office issued a statement late Thursday following a meeting with GOP leaders to discuss Kramer after he was charged last week with two felony counts of sexual assault.

Kramer has already been removed as majority leader following separate accusations of sexual harassment. The statement released Thursday calling for Kramer to resign says he has also been stripped of his committee assignments. The Assembly adjourned for the year last month.

The statement says if Kramer refuses to resign, his constituents could recall him from office.

Kramer has said he won't run for re-election in November.