"The House impeachment of President Trump succeeds in applying the label “impeached president” which was their primary political purpose. President Trump is marred with the label of an ‘impeached president’.
Now the delay in sending the articles of impeachment allows the House lawyers to gather additional evidence while the impeachment case sits in limbo.
The House essentially blocks any/all impeachment activity in the Senate by denying the transfer of the articles from the House to the Senate. Additionally, the House will now impede any other Senate legislative action because the House will hold the Senate captive. Meanwhile, the Democrat presidential candidates can run against an impeached President."
Leader McConnell has said "Impeachment first then USMCA". We hope he changes his priorities with this House stunt showing up.
When you get done reading the above.
Lin Wood @LLinWood posted a thread pointing out that since there is a dispute it must be resolved by the judicial branch.
For those that have not gone to law school: Mandamus is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a court to any government, subordinate court, corporation, or public authority, to do some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do, and which is in the nature of public duty, and in certain cases one of a statutory duty. Wikipedia
Also, the Senate may be able to act on its own.