Amid the calls for impeachment, enactment of the 25th Amendment, rumors of President Trump wanting to pardon himself: Perhaps we should look back to the Nixon era. President Nixon resigned, and when Gerald Ford was sworn in, he pardoned Nixon for the benefit and healing of the country.

So, just as then, President Trump should resign. When Pence is sworn in, he, too, could then pardon Trump, again bringing peace to our country.

This would be a lot faster, and cleaner than attempting the 25th Amendment or the prospect of impeachment.

Jan M. Kuehl lives in Savage, Minn.

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