Not a Belieber: Senator Offers to Sign Digital Petition to Deport Pop Star

By Ross Gianfortune

February 4, 2014

If the Obama administration decides to take action on the popular We The People petition asking to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, he'll have support from at least one member of Congress: Sen. Mark Warner, Va.

Non-Belieber Warner told a Hampton Roads morning radio show that he would sign the petition to deport the Canadian superstar. The Senator told WNOR's "Rumble in the Morning" host Rick Rumble that he would sign if if he could locate it online.

"As a dad, with three daughters, is there some place I could find [the petition]?" Warner asked during the interview.

Warner later sent out a message from his official Twitter account Tuesday morning on the subject:

It's true: I'm not a #Belieber. "Senator Mark Warner offers to sign petition to deport Justin Bieber" http://t.co/KQwY6hcN1a

— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) February 4, 2014

The petition currently has more than 245,000 signatures, while signatures on opposing petitions total to just over 10,000. The threshold for a White House response to a We The People petition is 100,000 signatures.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his press briefing Friday that the administration will follow We The People procedure and respond to the petition "relatively soon."

"As is our commitment, there will be a response when the threshold is crossed," Carney said. "I don’t have one now. On matters related to visas, I refer you to DHS."


By Ross Gianfortune

February 4, 2014

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