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

Sen. Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsGOP-Biden feud looms over impeachment trial Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill Bezos phone breach escalates fears over Saudi hacking MORE (D-Del.) said Sunday that he is "gravely concerned" about what President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE might do before the 2020 election if he is acquitted in a Senate impeachment trial.

Coons told Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddGOP senator 'open' to impeachment witnesses 'within the scope' of articles Sunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial GOP senator, Chuck Todd spar over whether Lev Parnas should testify in Senate impeachment trial 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 PelosiCNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Social Security emerges as flash point in Biden-Sanders fight | Dems urge Supreme Court to save consumer agency | Trump to sign USMCA next week Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address 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 BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment 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.