Five House Republicans defected from their ranks on the Wednesday vote to authorize the party's lawsuit against President Obama.

Reps. Paul BrounPaul Collins BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.), Scott GarrettErnest (Scott) Scott GarrettManufacturers support Reed to helm Ex-Im Bank Trump taps nominee to lead Export-Import Bank Who has the edge for 2018: Republicans or Democrats? MORE (N.J.), Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesNorth Carolina reporter says there could be 'new crop' of GOP candidates in 9th Congressional District race House pays tribute to Walter Jones GOP leader presses Trump to agree to border deal MORE (N.C.), Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieGOP lawmaker doubles down on criticizing Kerry's political science degree as not 'science' John Kerry fires back at GOP congressman questioning his 'pseudoscience' degree Overnight Energy: John Kerry hits Trump over climate change at hearing | Defends Ocasio-Cortez from GOP attacks | Dems grill EPA chief over auto emissions rollback plan MORE (Ky.) and Steve StockmanStephen (Steve) Ernest StockmanFormer aide sentenced for helping ex-congressman in fraud scheme Former congressman sentenced to 10 years in prison for campaign finance scheme Rising expectations could change North Korea forever MORE (Texas) all voted against the resolution authorizing the GOP lawsuit against the president for his use of executive power.

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Broun, Stockman and Jones have all indicated support for impeaching President Obama. Jones told The Hill he didn't think the lawsuit went far enough.

A Broun spokeswoman said he voted against the bill because he didn't think it would truly help limit President Obama's executive power.

"Dr. Broun believes that this legislation – while well-intentioned – is doomed for death in the Senate. As a result, he would rather see House leadership work towards practical solutions which would shrink the size and scope of government and cut wasteful federal spending when it comes to stopping the president’s gross overreach of executive power," Broun spokeswoman Christine Hardman said.

Spokespeople for Garrett and Massie did not respond to requests for comment.

No Democrats voted for the resolution. A handful of vulnerable Democrats typically break with their party on major issues, such as holding former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. But House Democrats held the party line this time.