All five of Oklahoma's U.S Representatives voted against impeaching President Trump on Wednesday.
Representative Tom Cole was one of the earliest to speak on the House floor. Cole argued that a vote to impeach the president would be rushed, and a missed opportunity to review all the facts.
"We deserve better than that, Mr. Speaker, and the American people deserve better than that," Rep. Cole said.
Cole’s colleague, Congressman Frank Lucas, who voted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton agreed.
"I believe the process demonstrated today in the U.S. House of Representatives will have disastrous constitutional effects and peculate Congress' power to impeach future office holders,” Rep. Lucas said. “The rush to impeach the president today egregiously forgoes any committee process and is void of any due process."
Newly-elected Congresswoman Stephanie Bice, as well as Congressmen Kevin Hern and Markwayne Mullin, all agreed that the case for impeachment was rushed with no time to debate.
The impeachment vote will now go to the U.S. Senate. However, it is currently unclear if or when an impeachment trial will be held.
The senate will reconvene after Inauguration Day.