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'Deport Piers Morgan' Petition Gathers 66,000 Signatures

Aaron Liu |
December 25, 2012 | 3:21 p.m. PST

Assistant News Editor

A list of signatures from a petition to deport Piers Morgan. (Screenshot by Neon Tommy)
A list of signatures from a petition to deport Piers Morgan. (Screenshot by Neon Tommy)
As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 66,000 people have signed an online petition to deport CNN anchor Piers Morgan.

The author of the petition, Kurt N. from Austin, Texas, accuses the British journalist of engaging "in a hostile attack on the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment." The full text can be viewed on the White House's website:

British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens. 

The White House allows for citizens to file a "We the People" petition on whitehouse.gov. Petitions that gather more than 25,000 signatures within 30 days warrant a response. The petition to deport Morgan was drafted on December 21.

READ MORE: Secession Petitions Grow On White House Website

Petitions that have passed the 25,000 signature threshold range from requests to classify Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, to calls for Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and South Carolina to secede "peacefully" from the union.

A petition to build a Death Star by 2016 also warrants a response from the White House with more than 30,000 signatures.

Morgan had previously lambasted gun advocates on air in wake of the Newtown shooting.

Read more at Politico.

See a list of popular "We the People" petitions here.

Reach reporter Aaron Liu here.



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