WATCH: John Kasich Delivers Passionate Defense of Dreamers: ‘Imagine If You Were One of Them’


John Kasich took the stage on CBS this Morning Wednesday to add his voice to the growing chorus of criticism directed at Donald Trump over his decision to end DACA and force Congress to enact a legislative solution.

When asked his thoughts on the subject, Kasich went off, barely allowing any of his CBS inquisitors to get a word in edgewise.

Can you imagine that we’re taking kids who came here that had nothing do with the fact they were brought here. They’ve become a very significant part of our society. In fact, as we know, they have been in Houston. One person has been providing aid to the people that are in trouble. One of the DACA kids actually lost his life trying to help people. And now we put them in jeopardy. Imagine if you were one of them. If you were one of these young people striving to be a part of America and to make something of yourself and all of a sudden somebody tells you one day you may be deported to a country you know nothing about. We want them in America. So now Congress has six months. It should take six hours to get this done. The way I think they need to do it is to get reasonable Republicans and Democrats from the middle and build out a solution to this. And what’s the solution? The simple fact is they ought to be able to stay here, have permanent resident status, stay and continue to contribute and take this cloud from over their heads.

“Both sides are pointing fingers at each other,” said host Gayle King, breaking in. “Do you think there is enough agreement on both sides where people can work this out?”

And did John have an answer for that? You bet he did. He ended up talking about him being the president of Croatia.

But we’re not giving it all away here because this is not a transcript.

For the full monologue, you’ll have to watch above

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