Transcript for Toronto City Council Voted to Strip Mayor Rob Ford of Power
now we head to canada, the mayor of toronto, who is starring in a surreal political theater, admitting to use of crack and apologizing for crude comments. Then refusing to leave office after his city counsel staged a coup. Here's that story. Reporter: Having already been stripped of his dignity, today the mayor of canada's largest city was stripped of most of his powers. The motion carries 39 to 3. Reporter: The toronto city council voting to relieve mayor rob ford of everything but his title. It is done reluctantly, sadly. Reporter: Ford has only himself to blame. I'm not mad at anybody. I take full responsibility. Reporter: He's made his office a laughing stock after police obtained a videotape of him smoking crack cocaine. I apologize. Reporter: Ford has apologized repeatedly. I apologize. Reporter: But he refuses to resign. His eight second awkward pause before answering an obvious question, fodder for more devastating jokes. Have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years? Yes, I have. Yes, he did it. He won. Reporter: Yesterday, the mayor laughed off new allegations he solicited prostitutes. And offered to perform a lewd act on a coworker. One we cannot describe here. I'm happily married at home. Reporter: Later he apologized. His shellshocked wife at his side. Today, he was not laughing. His demeanor more like a schoolboy summoned to the principal's office. But mayor ford is vowing to fight on, even threatening to take the city council to court. David wright, abc news, los
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