New Piers Morgan Petition To Keep TV Host In America

Piers Morgan isn’t liked by some, and that’s especially true with those behind a new petition urging the Obama administration to have him deported for his comments regarding gun control.

However, another petition, which started on Christmas Day, is asking the White House to keep Morgan in the country because of his First Amendment right. So far, the White House has ignored the controversy coming from both sides.

The new petition, named “Keep Piers Morgan in the USA,” now has over 4,600 names on it so far. Petitions that receive more than 25,000 signatures must be responded to by the White House. The original petition has garnered almost 81,000 votes in just under a week but there has not yet been a response from the US Government.

“We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA. There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment. Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back. Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react,” the new petition reads.

The former newspaper editor caused uproar when he interviewed Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt on CNN.

Morgan appeared incredulous when Pratt suggested more weapons were a credible solution to the row over gun laws.

“You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” Morgan said during the heated debate. His outburst came in the wake of a recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and seven adults were killed. The debate regarding gun control has reignited after the tragic shooting.

The original petition, started by Kurt N, in Austin Texas, reads: “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.”

In the long run, it will probably be Morgan, who benefits from all the publicity driven by the petitions for CNN.

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