Apr 11, 2014

Republicans Tried to Expel Independent in 2009, GOP Protects Sexual Predator Today

Update III: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Maybe if someone points this out to the Republican Party of Wisconsin, it will stop coddling Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha).

Update II: "Protects" in title is more descriptive and accurate than 'won't touch.'

Update: Perhaps the most eloquent piece on Rep. Bill Kramer's (R-Waukesha) misogyny is by Kristin Hansen (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 30, 2014).

Writes Hansen, "As I left the meeting, Kramer followed me into the parking lot and yelled to me as I got to my car. He got within inches of my face and started yelling about the smoking ban again, and telling me that I needed to listen to him so he could 'educate' me about it. I was shocked. I was the president of the organization he had been invited to speak to and he was screaming at me in the parking lot. I thought he was going to hit me.  It got so bad that one of the male members of the club came over and pulled him away from me. When I got in my car I was trembling."

Bill Kramer is a misogynist. I am convinced that is what is at the root of his sexual assault and harassment problems. He cannot handle a woman being his equal, much less his superior. It is why he touched Kelda Roys inappropriately, so she was put in her place, and why he attempted to turn professional staffers into sexual playthings. Does he have even one respectful, healthy relationship with a woman?"
Bill Kramer is whom the Republicans are protecting because Bill Kramer is a Republican.

Wisconsin GOP Expulsion Hypocrisy Outrageous Even for Them

In 2009, State Rep. Jeff Wood (R-2002-08; Independent-2008-2010) was convicted of his third-offense OWI in 20 years and possession of drug paraphernalia.

State Rep. Stephen Nass (R-Whitewater) authored a resolution to expel Wood in 2009 that ultimately failed, and Nass demanded Wood be expelled in a hurry before any convictions of Wood's third charge were obtained. Wood was censured in April 2010.

Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D-Janesville) (2008-2011) pushed Nass' resolution forward in October 2009, appointing an ethics committee to consider Nass' expulsion resolution.

Nass' resolution reads in part:
Whereas, the Wisconsin Constitution, under article IV, section 8, envisions the need of each house of the legislature to address 'contempt and disorderly behavior. ...

Whereas, continued service by Representative Wood is no longer compatible with his oath of office and the reasonable social norms of expected behavior for a member of the assembly, as he continues to deal with his personal conduct issues that frequently lead to dangerous behaviors that jeopardize his life and the life of innocent citizens; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the assembly, That Representative Jeffrey Wood is hereby expelled from membership in the Wisconsin state assembly.
What motivated Nass' expulsion resolution: Wood left the Republican Party in 2008 to become an independent.

That Wood had two OWIs in 2001-2002 did not bother Nass when Wood was a member of the Republican Party.

Now, we have sexual predator, Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) facing two felony charges of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault/Use of Force this-coming Monday, and Nass, Scott Walker and the Republican State Assembly leadership won't do anything.

Nass, the fake moralist, does not mind sexual felonies, as long as they are perpetrated by Republicans.

Not one word from Nass, and certainly not an expulsion resolution.

Expulsion proceedings for serial sexual predator? Kramer is a Republican you see, so normal rules don't apply.

Or, perhaps sexually assaulting women is not, in Nass' mind, incompatible with his oath of office and the reasonable social norms of expected behavior for a member of the assembly, nor does sexual assault jeopardize the life of innocent citizens

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