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Petition to arrest GOP leaders for sedition in connection with shutdown goes viral

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Posted at 9:07 PM, Oct 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-17 23:07:50-04

A new petition on MoveOn.org that calls for GOP leaders to be arrested for sedition for their role on the government shutdown has gone viral.

The petition had more than  32,000 signatures as of Thursday night.

The petition statement reads as follows: “I call on the Justice Department of the United States of America to arrest Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and other decision-making House Republican leaders for the crime of seditious conspiracy against the United States of America.”

The petition creator, Marc Belisle, indicated in the description the petition is meant to be delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and President Barack Obama.

The petition description indicated the government shutdown was the basis of the complaint. Click here to view the petition in its entirety.