Kasich talks Walker, immigrants in Waukesha

Posted at 8:46 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 21:52:02-04

Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich says he's not "losing any sleep" over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's endorsement of his rival, Ted Cruz, questioning whether endorsements really have an impact.

Speaking to journalists in Waukesha, Wisconsin Tuesday, Kasich said endorsements have an impact when "somebody puts their shoulder to the wheel and really pushes like crazy to make a difference."

He says he's endorsed "a bunch of people who lost."

Kasich also told supporters he doesn't want to deport such immigrants unless they've committed crimes. He said about 11.5 million people are in the country illegally and it's a fantasy to think authorities can go to their homes and deport them.

He said he would rather have them pay a fine and set them on a path toward legalization.