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Letter: Trump should be prosecuted and pardoned

Ralph writes, "After the pardon, former President Trump needs to go away, and Democrats and Republicans need to 'Bring us together.'"

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For the first time in history, I agree with Tribune News columnist Cal Thomas, kind of. Instead of pointing fingers at the "libs" and blaming them for all the woes in the world—Yes, I know President Biden and his idiotic oil policies caused me to pay $4.79 for gas yesterday—Thomas finally says what needs to be said by someone, "Bring us together."

I do not agree fully with how Thomas believes that should happen. I think the Jan. 6 proceedings should lead to criminal charges against former President Trump and he should be prosecuted. Then, to avoid the global embarrassment of a former president in jail, Biden needs to pardon him.

The first step in bringing us together. After the pardon, former President Trump needs to go away, and Democrats and Republicans need to "Bring us together."

Trump will be finished, and Republicans won't need to worry about pleasing their delusional former leader or the backlash they might receive by working to pass legislation that benefits Americans. Democrats and Republicans need to work together, regardless of whether their vote will get them reelected, to bring our country back from this mess of "libs" and "MAGA" and return all of us to being Americans that support our country.

Finally, how about a president that's not 80 years old? There must be someone, Republican, Democrat or better yet an American, that's between 50-65 and could work with both parties. Someone that's "presidential." Someone that's not a career politician concerned with getting reelected. Someone that's in it for America. Who is that person?

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Jeff Ralph lives in Wahpeton, N.D.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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