State Assembly GOP Leader to be Ousted Tuesday
By Patrick Lynn
Assemblyman Bill Kramer is being ousted from his number 2 spot in the state’s GOP leadership.
Assembly Republicans say they plan to vote the majority leader out of his spot this week following allegations of sexually harassing multiple women during a fundraiser in Washington D.C.. Kramer was elected by Republican Assembly members as majority leader in September.
“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,” said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in a statement. “It is clear he has lost our trust and confidence. On Tuesday, Assembly Republicans will take a vote to remove him from his leadership position and we will then determine how best to fill the position of majority leader.”
Vos made the announcement Friday after Kramer checked himself into a treatment facility for undisclosed reasons.