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Rep. Bill Kramer's attorney says both parties politicizing case

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The attorney for state Assembly Republican Bill Kramer of Waukesha says both parties are ignoring his client's legal rights so they can score political points.  

Monday, Assembly Democrats joined Republicans in calling on Kramer to resign now instead of at the end of the year.

Four Democrats also accused the GOP of not going far enough to discipline its former majority leader. They asked for a special ethics committee which would consider the allegations, and perhaps suggest that Kramer be expelled.

Republicans have said they won't try to expel Kramer -- and if the voters want to remove him now, they can seek a quick recall process.

Kramer has already said he won't run for re-election in November. His lawyer, James Gatzke, says the two parties should not forget Kramer's constitutional rights to due process.

The new charges came after reports that he groped one woman and verbally harassed another on a recent GOP fundraising trip to Washington.

Kramer's due in court a week from Tuesday in the Muskego incident. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)