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 BraunNegotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts Lawmakers aim for COVID-19 relief deal this week Mnuchin: Negotiators no closer to coronavirus deal than a week ago MORE (R-Ind.) said Sunday he believes that impeachment will push President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary 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 ToddKaren Bass: 'I'm not a socialist, I'm not a communist' Cuba spells trouble for Bass's VP hopes Chuck Todd's 'MTP Daily' moves time slots, Nicolle Wallace expands to two hours 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.