In early November it was reported that Newsmax was instituting a COVID vaccine mandate for its employees.
Conservative news outlet Newsmax says it will implement a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its staff.
The right-wing news network has told employees that they have to be fully vaccinated by 4 January or undergo weekly testing.
Now, we have this.
Steve Cortes is quitting over it.
Cortes is a former Trump campaign advisor.
— NEWS MAKER (@NEWS_MAKER) November 27, 2021
Former Trump campaign advisor Steve Cortes is reportedly leaving his role as prime-time host at Newmax after he refused to comply with the network’s vaccine mandate and repeatedly criticized it on social media.
Cortes, who co-hosts Cortes & Pellegrino, a weeknight show with former White House correspondent for One America News Jenn Pellegrino, will be leaving the network in the upcoming days, The Daily Beast reported.
Cortes was hired just six months ago, but sources told the outlet that his relationship with the right-wing network had been largely strained by his relentless comments that the 2020 Presidential election was rigged, and Cortes & Pellegrino’s floundering. His refusal to take the vaccine was seemingly the last straw.
The veteran news pundit had voiced on social media his discontent with Newsmax’s requirement of proof of vaccination, which followed President Joe Biden’s executive order forcing companies with 100 or more employees to obtain proof of vaccination from their workers or subject them to weekly testing and masking.
Cortes, a Trump loyalist, appeared to confirm news that he was leaving Newsmax by tweeting ‘Do not comply!’ just hours after the Daily Beast article was published.
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