Toronto mayor, caught ranting on video, admits drinking

Jan 22, 2014, 6:23 AM EST
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is swarmed by media at City Hall after City Council striped him of emergency management powers on November 15, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who pledged last year to go clean after a crack-smoking scandal, admitted on Tuesday he had been drinking again after a video surfaced of him ranting about police surveillance in a mock Jamaican accent in a suburban eatery. Asked by reporters outside his office at city hall if he had been drinking, Ford said, "Yes I was ... Little bit, yeah."
 
Background:
Toronto mayor, caught ranting on video, admits drinking a 'little bit' [Reuters]
Rob Ford admits to drinking after expletive-laden video shows Toronto mayor rambling [Toronto Star]
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stars in new shocking video [AP]