Senate Democrat 'gravely concerned' about what Trump might do before election if acquitted

Sen. Christopher CoonsChris Andrew CoonsDefense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' Who is afraid of the EU's carbon border adjustment plan? MORE (D-Del.) said Sunday that he is "gravely concerned" about what President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE might do before the 2020 election if he is acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial.

Coons told Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddArkansas governor backs employer vaccine mandates Paid family leave is 'not a vacation,' Buttigieg says Grisham thinks Trump will run in 2024 and have no 'guardrails' MORE on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he is worried Trump would continue to ask for foreign interference in elections if he is not stopped by the Senate. 

“If he is ultimately exonerated in the Senate, if the Senate Republican majority refuses to discipline him through impeachment, he will be unbounded,” Coons said. “And I am gravely concerned about what else he might do between now and the 2020 election when there are no restrictions on his behavior.”

He added that Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Fixing Congress requires fixing how it legislates MORE (D-Calif.) changed her mind on whether impeachment was warranted after the accusations about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine surfaced.

Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry in the House when a whistleblower reported that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate his potential 2020 opponent Joe BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE. The House Judiciary Committee last week voted to approve two articles of impeachment along party lines.

If the House approves the articles, as expected, this week, the Republican-majority Senate would begin its trial to decide whether to remove the president from office.