Apr 14, 2014

Media Minimizes Bill Kramer's Sexual Attacks

After one victim of State Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) promised in 2011 to file criminal charges if Kramer ever assaulted another woman, Kramer sexually assaulted more women.

The GOP stripped Kramer of his majority leader position he held for eight months, and GOP and Democratic party official called for his resignation, but stopped short of calling for his expulsion.

Today, Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) in his initial Court appearance got off with a signature bond and pled not guilty to two counts of felony sexual assault.

Kramer reappeared from an undisclosed location for "treatment" after a February "fundraiser in Washington, D.C., (where) observers say they saw Kramer make crude remarks to a Wisconsin lobbyist and touch the breast of a legislative aide. That led to Kramer's removal from his leadership job and a personnel investigation. (Luthern, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault exist as an advocate for victims of sexual assault.

If Scott Walker, the GOP and the go-along, too-often complicit Democrats in the Wisconsin capitol refuse expulsion of Kramer, advocacy and other citizen groups like the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault will be needed more than ever in this high-profile case.

Meanwhile the Wisconsin media is minimizing the graphic police report and District Attorney criminal complaint as against today's AP report that the victim's allegations are "groping" as opposed to terror, trauma and fear of rape and battery.

Kramer is due in Court again on May 15 for a preliminary hearing.

If you have not read this piece on Rep. Bill Kramer's (R-Waukesha) misogyny by Kristin Hansen (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 30, 2014), check it out.

Ms. Hansen's voice describing the misogyny of Bill Kramer is also needed, critically.

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here is Rachel Maddow's brilliant work on Bill Kramer, Ron Johnson and the look-the-other-way GOP that enabled Bill Kramer's rise to political power in Wisconsin Republican politics.

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