Was Gerald Ford right to pardon Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal?

  • It helped the country heal.

    Yes, Gerald Ford was right to pardon Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate scandal, because it helped the country move on. If Nixon hadn't been pardoned, he might not have been willing to resign. Also, the nation would have been embroiled in controversy as the trial unfolded for years to come.

  • Yes he was

    Yes, he was right to pardon Nixon for the Watergate scandal, since it really should not have been all that big of a deal in the first place, and also since Nixon did not have all that big of a role in the event, he was simply the one blamed.

  • the Watergate scandal

    I personally agree,He was the first person appointed to the Vice Presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment, after Spiro Agnew resigned. When he became president upon Richard Nixon's resignation on August 9, 1974, he became the first and to date only person to have served as both Vice President and President of the United States without being elected by the Electoral College. Before ascending to the Vice Presidency, Ford served nearly 25 years as the Representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district, eight of them as the Republican Minority Leader.

  • Its not right

    Nixon could have admitted to being involved but he chose not to and in the process broke the law. The president should not be above the law and he should not have gotten away with telling the American people all the lies. He was clearly guilty and should have been fined for obstruction of justice.

  • No, Nixon is a liar.

    Nixon got away with so much false information and lies during his time as President it is insane. We should not pardon him just because other people were involved in this scandal. He was guilty, admitted it, and should not be pardoned for anything. The dude lied to millions of Americans.

  • Ford Was Wrong

    President Ford made the wrong call in pardoning Nixon, and it set a horrible precedent in American history. Politicians are not above the law. Nixon should have been put on trial and made an example of. His behavior paved the way for the abuses of the George W. Bush administration, which made Nixon look like a Boy Scout.

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