In an interview with Brian Kilmeade, Jeff Van Drew explained why he left the Democratic party. He said that he feels good and strong about his decision.

Impeachment brought things to a head as Van Drew went on to say the following: “So I was speaking to one of the county, I have eight counties in my district, and I was speaking to one of the county chairs and as I spoke to that chair, he said, I just want to tell you something that you absolutely are going to vote for impeachment and I said no, I’m not, I think that this is a very weak impeachment. I think it’s wasted millions of dollars, hours of time, has not been productive, has split the country apart, has caused a fractioning of the country and literally has caused civil unrest in a sense and he said well I’m telling you if you want to run in this county, you’re gonna have to vote for it, you’re gonna have to obey and the bottom line was that was the final point.”

WATCH: New GOP Rep. Jeff Van Drew Explains Why He Left The Democratic Party