Steve Cortes, the former campaign advisor to Donald Trump, is leaving his gig as a prime-time host at Newsmax over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Five sources close to the matter confirmed to The Daily Beast that Cortes will be hosting his last show for Newsmax early next week. After Newsmax announced its vaccine mandate earlier this month, Cortes was open about the fact that he had no intention of complying with it.

“I will not comply w/ any organization’s attempt to enforce Biden’s capricious & unscientific Medical Apartheid mandate,” he tweeted after the mandate was announced. “I will not be forced into the injection, nor will I disclose my vaccination status. No one should be pressured to choose between medical privacy & their job.”

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While this vaccine mandate may have been the final straw, insiders say that Cortes had been having issues with Newsmax “for a while. ”

“It’s been ongoing for a while,” one current Newsmax staffer said, going on to add that Cortes is “a constant risk” because of his history of making comments that are seen as controversial.

“He’s on a delay. Can’t trust him,” the staffer continued, indicating that a broadcast delay is used during Cortes’ show so that Newsmax executives could censor potentially inappropriate content.

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“He still insists the election was stolen,” the employee added, saying that this is forbidden at Newsmax given the lawsuits the network is facing over these claims.

Daily Mail reported that Cortes appeared to confirm his departure from Newsmax by tweeting “do not comply” hours after the Daily Beast report was published.

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Cortes has previously cast doubts as to how effective the vaccine really is.

“Massive declines in the efficacy of the vaccines over time,” he previously tweeted. “Johnson & Johnson version down to only 13% effective, Moderna slides to only 45%. No one should EVER be compelled to take these treatments, especially not children. Do Not Comply!”

This comes one month after Allison Williams quit ESPN after a decade of working there over the network’s vaccine mandate.

“While my work is incredibly important to me, the most important role I have is as a mother,” she said at the time. “Throughout our family planning with our doctor, as well as a fertility specialist, I have decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time while my husband and I try for a second child. This was a deeply difficult decision to make and it’s not something I take lightly.”

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Williams has since been hired by The Daily Wire. It remains to be seen where Cortes will head next.

Red Voice Media would like to make a point of clarification on why we do not refer to any shot related to COVID-19 as a "vaccine." According to the CDC, the definition of a vaccine necessitates that said vaccine have a lasting effect of at least one year in preventing the contraction of the virus or disease it's intended to fight. Because all of the COVID-19 shots thus far available have barely offered six months of protection, and even then not absolute, Red Voice Media has made the decision hereafter to no longer refer to the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson substances as vaccinations.