We’ve reached the point in American politics where cooperating to get anything done is considered a sign of weakness. Republicans don’t want to be accused of being a RINO (Republican In Name Only) and Democrats don’t want to be accused of being wishy-washy, so every issue is cause for conflict which means a lot of things don’t get done.
The impeachment trial is not exactly business as usual, but the House Democrats know the Senate Republicans are not going to throw Donald Trump out of office, so they’re arguing for witnesses to draw the process out and make it as painful as possible for Trump and his allies.
Kinda like taking a bandaid off as slowly as possible and unsurprisingly, the Republicans don’t want to do that.
Their conflict led to the above cartoon.