White House: We Won’t Deport Morgan

    FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 file photo shows Piers Morgan, host of CNN's  "Piers Morgan Tonight," posing for a portrait  in Pasadena, Calif. Morgan will talk via video link Tuesday Dec 20 2011 about his former job as editor of one of Britain's troubled tabloids at a judge-led inquiry in London into the practices of Britain's scandal-tarred press. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

    CNN host Piers Morgan. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

    Piers Morgan can breathe a sigh of relief. The White House insisted Wednesday that nobody—not even CNN hosts—can be deported simply because he or she is in favor of gun control. More than 100,000 people have signed by petition circulated by right-wing radio host Alex Jones to deport Morgan back to Britain after Jones blew up on Morgan’s show. “Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of the First,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wrote in a statement that did not mentioned Morgan by name. Carney insisted the president supports the Second Amendment, but the “Constitution enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press” and “no one should be punished simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment.”

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