Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who recently admitted to using crack during a "drunken stupor," has been caught in a new video swearing and threatening murder against an unidentified man.
"No holds barred brother. He dies or I die brother," Ford threatens in the video, which first appeared on the Toronto Star's website, and has spread throughout social media and news websites.
"Brother you've never seen me (expletive) go. You think so brother? But when he's down I'll rip his (expletive) throat out. I'll poke his eyes out. I will (expletive) when he's dead, you help make sure that (expletive) is dead," he continues. "I need (expletive) ten minutes to make sure he's dead."
The context of the video is not yet clear, nor who is the target of Ford's anger. The Star apparently got the video from an unnamed source who filmed it using another person's computer.
- (Toronto Star video screengrab)
The mayor, who on Tuesday admitted that he smoked crack in a "drunker stupor" a year ago, said that he was embarrassed by the video after he found out it was posted online, and said that he was "extremely, extremely inebriated" in it.
"All I can say is, again, I've made mistakes. I just wanted to come out and tell you I saw a video. It's extremely embarrassing. The whole world's going to see it. You know what? I don't have a problem with that."
"I hope none of you have ever or will ever be in that state," he added.
Although calls for his resignation have been growing following the latest revelations, the Toronto mayor has so far given no indication that he is thinking of resigning. While apologizing for the incidents, he told reporters earlier this week that he was elected to "do a job," and he fully plans on staying in his position.
"Mayor Ford has made it very clear this is a football game to him," Toronto Star reporter Kevin Donovan offered. "He's going to the very last second on the clock."
City Councilor Giorgio Mammoliti, who has backed Ford before, added that it is the time the mayor steps into rehab to address his drinking issues, fearing that "if the mayor does not get help now he will succumb to health issues related to addiction."
Talk show hosts and late night comedians have poked fun at the news surrounding Ford, in particular his crack admission, with the Daily Show's Jon Stewart agreeing that the Toronto mayor "needs help."
"Mayor ford is a lot of fun to ridicule – but my guess is, not a lot of fun to eulogize. And that's where this thing is headed," Stewart said.