A new impeachment resolution against Gov. Bentley was put on hold Tuesday in the Alabama House. State Rep. Corey Harbison (R-Good Hope) says he and another lawmaker paused their effort, after getting assurances from GOP leaders, including House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia), that the House Judiciary Committee would resume its impeachment investigation next week. But a spokeswoman for McCutcheon said there are no plans to restart the investigation at that time, only a status update from the committee chairman, Rep. Mike Jones (R-Andalusia). The panel put the proceedings on hold last November at the request of then-state attorney general Luther Strange, who said his office was pursuing "related work." After Bentley appointed Strange to the U.S. Senate last week, critics accused the two of cutting a deal aimed at derailing the impeachment, a charge both men denied. Tuesday's impeachment resolution, circulated among lawmakers, sought to sidestep the committee process entirely, sending the matter directly to the Senate for trial.