Glenn Beck rips Kasich for staying in race
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Conservative radio host Glenn Beck, a Ted CruzTed CruzCruz floats amendment to Senate healthcare bill Cruz trolls Alyssa Milano over GOP special election victory Four Senate conservatives say they oppose ObamaCare repeal bill MORE backer, on Wednesday blasted John Kasich staying in the Republican presidential race, saying "the republic is a stake."

“Kasich, I mean, excuse my language, but, you son of a bitch, the republic is at stake,” Beck said Wednesday on his radio program. “This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake."

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Beck joined others on his show panning Kasich, calling the Ohio governor "delusional." 
 
"This guy is going to be remembered as a guy who possibly destroyed the republic," he added.
 
Beck suggested on his show that if the "GOP throws their weigh behind Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOPINION: When will Dems realize the 'resistance' is a losing cause? Trump vows to cut 'job-killing' regulations on tech industry Trump: I didn’t record Comey conversations MORE, if he wins the nomination and they throw their weigh behind Donald Trump, it's over."
 
Kasich won his home state of Ohio on Tuesday night, complicating the delegate math for Trump as the GOP front-runner looks to lock up the nomination before the party's convention in July.
But Kasich's bid to stay in the race hoping for a contested convention puts a wrinkle in Cruz's plan to consolidate support after Marco RubioMarco RubioIvanka Trump turns to House GOP on paid family leave Ivanka Trump weighs in on awkward hug with Rubio: ‘Fake news’ Rubio, Ivanka Trump joke about their 'alleged failed hug' MORE dropped out of the race Tuesday night.
 
"I think any candidate — if you don't have a clear path to winning — it doesn't make sense to stay in the race," Cruz early Wednesday on CNN. "Every day John Kasich stays in the race benefits Donald Trump."
 
"Gov. Kasich won his home state – I think sort of a minimum expectation – but honestly he has no path," former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, a backer of Cruz, echoed during an appearance on Fox.
 
Kasich fired back, arguing neither Cruz nor Trump could win in a general election.