Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. John Huntsman have vowed to boycott the presidential debate that was to be shown on Univision after they claim the network treated GOP wonderboy Sen. Marco Rubio unethically.
Univision had scheduled the airing of a program that examined Sen. Rubio’s brother in-law’s 1987 drug bust. Rubio was upset by this and demanded that it not be shown. Though Univision had stated the story was about the brother in-law, they allegedly hinted that the story would either be kill or softened in exchange for an interview with the Florida Senator.
Florida Republicans called for a boycott of Univision and sent an open letter to the Republican National Committee calling on them to also boycott the network until an apology was given to Rubio.
“Besides the fact that Senator Rubio was only 16 at the time and had no involvement whatsoever in this incident,” the letter wrote, “It has now come to light that Univision Television Network attempted to extort an exclusive interview from Senator Rubio in exchange for not airing the story.”