Two more Breitbart News employees have resigned, bringing the total number of people who have left the site over its handling of claims a Trump campaign aide assaulted one of its reporters to six.
Brietbart's Jordan Schachtel and Jarrett Stepman announced their resignations Monday afternoon.
"The company no longer resembles the ideals that inspired me to start writing for them three years ago," Schachtel, a national security correspondent, said in a statement.
He also cited the website's full-throated support of GOP front-runner Donald Trump as one of the main reasons for his departure, writing, "Some of us have been fighting behind the scenes against the party-line Trump propaganda for some time, but without any success, unfortunately."
"Breitbart News is no longer a journalistic enterprise, but instead, in my opinion, something resembling an unaffiliated media Super PAC for the Trump campaign. I signed my contract to work as a journalist, not as a member of the Donald J. Trump for President media network. As recent events have proven, there is no longer a point in trying to reform the company from within, so I must step aside with my dignity intact," he added.
Trump has had an ally in Breitbart since announcing his bid for the White House in June. The website's lavish praise has raised eyebrows, leading to rumors that the right-leaning news site has been accepting cash from the billionaire businessman in return for positive coverage.
Further questions about the site's relationship with the real estate mogul were raised last week when its management declined to defend one of its reporters, Michelle Fields, after she alleged that Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, assaulted her at an event in Florida last week.
In response to her claim, the website issued a half-hearted demand for an apology from Trump's camp. Editor-at-large Joel Pollack, who once inquired about a position as a campaign speechwriter for the casino tycoon, also published an article last week suggesting Fields and an eyewitness, the Washington Post's Ben Terris, had merely misidentified Lewandowski.
Pollak also instructed staff to refrain from defending Fields, according to a series of leaked messages obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Fields, former editor Ben Shapiro and former spokesman Kurt Bardella resigned in response to the site's decision to back Trump over its own reporter.
Shapiro's father, David, who contributed often to Breitbart, also announced his resignation.
The website, which was founded by the late Andrew Breitbart, responded to news of Ben Shapiro's resignation by publishing an article that characterized him as a traitor. The article was later deleted, and the site's editor's issued an apology.
On Monday, Stepman joined the ranks of those who decided that the site's flirtation with the Republican presidential candidate proved too much to ignore, bringing the total number of those who have abandoned ship to six.
"Breitbart News has always been about being a grassroots, conservative publication, but in my opinion we are working with or perhaps even taking direction from a presidential campaign, which is unacceptable journalistic behavior," the former editor said in a statement. "I believe Breitbart News is becoming less of a news site and more of a propaganda organization dedicated to the Trump campaign."
"Breitbart News has also now openly embraced the 'Nationalist/Populist' viewpoint, which is in direct opposition to limited-government conservatism that channels the philosophy of the Founding Fathers. It is becoming impossible for conservatives like myself to continue working for the organization, which now relentlessly pushes a perspective directly at odds with my fundamental beliefs."