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Gov. Walker calls allegations against Bill Kramer "outrageous"

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says the sexual harassment accusations against state Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer are "outrageous."

And if they're true, the Republican Walker said Kramer should not hold elective office, or any other position of public trust.

The 49-year-old Waukesha Republican checked into a treatment facility on Saturday. That's after allegations surfaced that Kramer inappropriately touched one woman and verbally abused another last week.

State Assembly Republicans are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. to decide whether to strip Kramer of the majority leader's post he won last fall -- and whether to name a replacement as the current session winds down.

West Bend Republican Pat Strachota said he should seriously consider resigning from his Assembly seat. If he doesn't, it will be up to the voters to decide in November.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Kramer allegedly hugged a female staffer and touched her breasts after a social event following a GOP fundraiser in Washington last Wednesday.

On the plane ride home the next day, he reportedly made vulgar remarks to a female lobbyist. Also, the paper mentioned a third possible incident involving a Wisconsin congressional staffer recently. Other details were not disclosed.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)