“Let’s Just Whack Him”: Toronto Liberal MP Appears to Publicly Call for Assassination of Ontario Premier
A Toronto Liberal MP who tweeted “let’s just whack him” in reference to Doug Fordsays he didn’t mean to suggest anyone should harm Ontario’s premier.
On Saturday evening, Adam Vaughan said his Twitter post was in reference to a cartoon featuring Ford’s face and a whack-a-mole game.
“It was never my intent to suggest anyone, anywhere should inflict real physical harm to Premier Ford,” he said. “To those who took offence I’m sorry.”
In the original tweet, Vaughan was responding to another user’s reaction to Ontario’s government confirming that all-day education for four- and five-year-old children would continue, after stoking speculation it was on the chopping block.