Frances Nunziata has long been one of Rob Ford’s greatest supporters. She was the first councillor to endorse his campaign for mayor, and they regularly attend each other’s events. In return, Nunziata was given a plum position on City Council; she is the Speaker, and allowed to shape debate in council meetings.
Nunziata has responded to news that police have a video of Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. It is short:
“Today’s news leaves me, and many others here at City hall, shocked and disappointed.”
In the past, Nunziata said that the crack cocaine story was false: “They’re allegations. They’re stories the media makes up,” she said.