Newsmax host tweets 'I will not comply' after a report says the right-wing network is requiring vaccines for its employees

Newsmax hosts have criticised the Biden administration’s mandate for large employers to get vaccines.
Mediaite reported that the outlet stated in an email to all employees this week that it would comply.

Steve Cortes, Newsmax's host, stated that he would not follow any mandate after the news broke.

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According to Mediaite, Newsmax, a conservative cable-news network, announced that employees will have to be given the vaccine, while its hosts slam COVID-19 mandates.

An email was sent by Newsmax staff to the outlet on Thursday, announcing the mandate. It requires that employees get vaccinated and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing beginning January 4.

Mediaite reported that the email mentioned the Biden administration rule that required companies with more than 100 employees to establish mandates.

The rule covers approximately 84 million workers. Large firms' employees will need to be vaccinated and submit to weekly testing. Thursday's announcement by the White House stated that the rule would take effect January 4.

Steve Cortes, Newsmax's host, criticized the federal mandate the same day it was sent. He claimed that President Joe Biden's "dictatorial Rule" had created a "two-tier society" in which the unvaccinated were second-class citizens.

Cortes also tweeted Friday night, after reports that his employer was instituting a mandate.

"I will not submit to any attempt by any organization to enforce Biden’s capricious and unscientific Medical Apartheid mandate. He stated that he would not force me to have the injection or reveal my vaccination status. "No one should feel pressured into choosing between their medical privacy and their job."

Insider reached out to Newsmax for comment but they did not respond immediately.

Emerald Robinson, White House correspondent was taken off-air earlier in the week after she falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines were "bioluminescent" and satanic.