ASSEMBLY LEADERS ARE CALLING ON A DISGRACED MEMBER
OF THEIR CAUCUS TO RESIGN...
BUT WILL NOT PURSUE ACTION TO EXPEL HIM FROM OFFICE.
POLITICAL REPORTER JESSICA ARP JOINS US WITH THE LATEST.
ASSEMBLY LEADERSHIP MET TODAY TO DISCUSS WHETHER OR
NOT TO CONSIDER EXPULSION OF ONE OF THEIR OWN MEMBERS.
FOLLOWING FELONY CHARGES FILED AGAINST REPRESENTATIVE
BILL KRAMER OF WAUKESHA.
A LATE-AFTERNOON STATEMENT SAYS THEY'VE STRIPPED HIM
OF COMMITTEE POSTS...
AND HAVE SENT A LETTER DEMANDING HE RESIGN...
WITH RESPECT TO THE ALLEGED VICTIM, WE BELIEVE THE
CRIMINAL PROCESS SHOULD PROCEED WITHOUT INTERFERENCE...
...constituents of his Assembly district can take
steps to remove him from office.
--ASSEMBLY REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP TEAM
SHOULD REPRESENTATIVE KRAMER IGNORE THIS DEMAND FROM
HIS COLLEAGUES, THE CONSTITUENTS OF HIS ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
CAN TAKE STEPS TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE THROUGH THE
KRAMER'S ATTORNEY SAYS.
THAT WON'T HAPPEN.
I will tell you that he has indicated to me that he
is not interested in stepping down, that he is goign
to pursue his right to defend himself against the
i think we have to be
open to having this ethics investigation
because of the fact that first of all if he's found
guilty of a felony charge he would be expelled immediately
anyway :26 however if they plea bargain this down
the legislature should be prepared to come back in
PETER BARCA SAYS REPUBLICAN'S SHOULDN'T CLOSE THE
DOOR ON ANY INVESTIGATION.
A SPOKESWOMAN FOR SPEAKER ROBIN VOS CONFIRMED TODAY
THE ASSEMBLY WON'T PURSUE ACTION TO EXPEL KRAMER DURING
THE CRIMINAL CASE...
FOR CONCERN OVER JEOPARDIZING THAT PROCESS.
IF HE IS CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR SOME MISDEMEANORS.
HE MAY BE INELIGIBLE TO HOLD OFFICE UNDER STATE LAW.
KRAMER IS EXPECTED TO BE IN COURT ON THE CHARGES APRIL
-- ERIC --