Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford, of crack-smoking, drunk-driving, profanity-using, red-faced fame, issued yet another apology on Monday for knocking over a city councilwoman.
The city-council chambers were in an uproar on Monday afternoon, as Ford spoke in his defense and then the council continued with a series of votes to systematically strip the mayor of all governing authority, National Post reports.
“It’s a coup d’état, that’s all this is,” Ford said upon arriving at city hall.
“You have just invaded Kuwait,” Ford told the council, in an apparent reference to Saddam Hussein’s ill-fated invasion that sparked the Gulf War.
As the voting began, Ford’s brother, one of his few defenders in public, exchanged words with a member of the audience. Ford then charged toward the spectators, in the process bowling over city councilor Pam McConnell, a grandmother.
“I apologize to anyone I accidentally hit when my brother was in an altercation over there,” Ford said.