GOP senator says impeachment trial will 'hopefully' serve as warning to Trump, future presidents

GOP senator says impeachment trial will 'hopefully' serve as warning to Trump, future presidents
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Sen. Mike BraunMichael BraunDemocrats, Trump set to battle over implementing T relief bill Senate GOP looking at ,200 in coronavirus cash payments GOP divided on next steps for massive stimulus package MORE (R-Ind.) said Sunday he believes that impeachment will push President TrumpDonald John TrumpCDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Trump Trump says he'd like economy to reopen 'with a big bang' but acknowledges it may be limited Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill MORE to change his future behavior even if he is acquitted in the Senate. 

"This ought to be instructive for anyone here, that if you’re pushing the envelope or doing things that may not feel right, let alone be right, you better be careful, because we're in that kind of atmosphere right now," Braun said on NBC's "Meet the Press." 

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Host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddArkansas governor: 'I'd like to see a better way' to procure medical equipment US emergency room doctor dies after coronavirus symptoms Biden on quarantine timelines: 'Worst thing you can do is raise expectations and then watch them get dashed' MORE questioned Braun's line of thinking, and said Trump would take an acquittal and "think, 'I can keep doing this.'"

"No, I don’t think that, hopefully it will be instructive," Braun said. 

"You think he has regret for what he did?" Todd asked. 

"I think he’ll be instructed by what has occurred here," Braun responded.

"And certainly any individual would want to avoid whatever might want to be modified to go through this again, because the threat is already been out there that we may find something else to impeach on, which I think is mistake because I think we need to get back to what most Americans are interested in which is the agenda," he added. 

Braun has said that Trump's actions were not appropriate but he does not think it rises to the level of impeachment.