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 BraunThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cuomo defiant as Biden, Democrats urge resignation Senate GOP shifts focus to fight over Biden's .5 trillion budget Biden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet MORE (R-Ind.) said Sunday he believes that impeachment will push President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party 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 ToddChuck Todd is dead wrong: Liberal bias defines modern journalism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Officers recount the horror of Jan. 6 NFL Network's Rich Eisen says he has COVID-19 despite being vaccinated 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.