Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) offered to sign the petition to deport Justin Bieber on Tuesday, which has already surpassed the 100,000 signatures it needs for an official White House response.
“Uh, no, but as a dad … ,” Warner said, as the host began laughing. “As a dad, with three daughters, is there some place I could find [it]?”
The host said the petition is on the White House website.
“I actually did hear something about that, but you know this guy. And to think he’s Canadian!” Warner said.
He tweeted about his offer Tuesday.
As of Tuesday morning, close to 245,000 people have signed the petition.
“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society,” the petition reads.
Last Wednesday, the petition reached the threshold needed to receive a response from the White House, but no one has responded yet.
The petition was created on Jan. 23, which is when Bieber was arrested in Miami for allegedly driving while intoxicated. Police say Bieber had beer, prescription drugs and marijuana in his system at the time.
Bieber, 19, will be arraigned in the case Feb. 14.
The pop star was raised in Ontario, Canada, and has been living in the United States on a visa.
If the U.S. did consider deporting Bieber, Secretary of State John Kerry would likely make that decision.