By Justin Sink
If the petition earns 25,000 signatures in the next calendar month, the White House promises an official response.
Biden has seen a surge in interest since his increasingly prominent roles brokering the "fiscal cliff" deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his appointment to head the president's commission on gun violence. On Thursday, C-SPAN aired the vice president's colorful swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill, where he greeted — and flirted with — newly elected Senators and their families.
Biden joked to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's (D-N.D.) husband that he was "going to be frisked" when a photographer ordered him to drop his hands; he later joked to the elderly mother of Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.) he was going to "ruin your reputation here" before embracing her in a hug.