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Senator says he’d sign petition to deport Bieber

Senator says he’d sign petition to deport Bieber

Senator Mark Warner has set the record straight; he's not a Belieber. Photo: Associated Press/Eric Charbonneau/Scott Applewhite

The movement to deport Justin Bieber just got a high-profile supporter. Senator Mark Warner told radio show host Rick Rumble of FM99 in Norfolk, VA that he would sign a petition to remove the singer from the United States. When asked about his stance on the matter, the Virginia democrat said, “As a dad with three daughters, is there someplace I can sign?”

Warner’s office confirmed the sentiment with a post to his Twitter account:

Since Bieber’s arrest last month on drunken driving charges in Miami Beach, Florida, an online petition to have him removed from the country submitted through the White House website has garnered more than 245,000 signatures – surpassing the 100,000 needed to be officially considered by the President of the United States.

Created Jan. 23 by a person in Detroit known as J.A., the petition asks the Obama administration to deport the 19-year-old back to his native Canada because he is “wrongly” representing the U.S. in the pop culture arena.

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