The Miami Herald is reporting that days before Univision aired a controversial story about the decades-old drug bust of Marco Rubio’s brother-in-law, top staff with the Spanish-language network offered the U.S. senator’s staff to “soften” the story if he appeared on “Al Punto,” where host Jorge Ramos would more than likely ask him about his opposition to the DREAM act.
According to Univision insiders and the Republican senator’s staff, the offer was made by Univision’s President of News, Isaac Lee, but he vehemently denied this, telling the Herald via email that “any insinuation that he offered a quid pro quo was ‘incorrect’ and “defamatory.'”
Univision aired the story about Rubio’s brother-in-law, involved in a 1987 coke-and-pot ring, on July 11.
Rubio never appeared on Al Punto.
Now, a group of Hispanic Republicans are calling for a boycott of Univision’s proposed GOP debate and are calling on the network to fire Lee.