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Wis. Assembly leader enters treatment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Embattled Wisconsin state Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer says he is entering treatment as he faces pressure to resign amid charges that he sexually harassed multiple women at a Republican fundraiser.

Kramer's office released a two-sentence statement Saturday saying the Waukesha Republican was entering treatment and would have no further comment.

Two Republicans with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press earlier Saturday that he was being asked to resign among charges that he harassed multiple women Wednesday night and Thursday.

Kramer could not immediately be reached to react to the charges.

The Republicans who spoke about the situation did so anonymously because attorneys had not authorized them to comment publicly.

The majority leader is the second most powerful position in the Assembly after the speaker.

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