(HISPANIC TIMES POLITICS) - The dictionary defines the word "Brouhaha" as a noisy and overexcited critical response, display of interest, or trail of publicity. Well there is certainly a brouhaha taking place in Miami that is noisy, critical and has a trail of publicity leading to all kinds of juicy inuendos and calls from multiple parties for boycotts and heads to roll.
The hurricane is firmly rooted in the issue of immigration.
Florida Hispanic Republicans are calling on the national GOP and their party’s presidential candidates to boycott a proposed Univision debate amid allegations that the Spanish-language television network tried to “extort” Sen. Marco Rubio.
The controversy revolves around a Miami Herald story in which staffers from Senator Rubio’s office and the network said that Univision Television Network President, Isaac Lee, offered to soften or kill a story about a decades-old drug bust of Rubio’s brother-in-law if the Republican senator sat down for an interview — where he’d likely be asked to defend his conservative position on immigration.
"Extortion" is now the rallying cry of Hispanic Republicans who make up most of the Latino population in the Miami area. The chant might as well be "we want blood by gillotine" since it is heads by decapitation that Hispanic Republicans want to see roll.
The Florida Republicans are asking their party and the campaigns to avoid a debate that Univision reportedly wants to host at the University of Miami two days before Florida’s Jan. 31 primary.
Univision is denying the allegations although the story on the drug bust of Rubio's brother-in-law did run after Rubio declined to attend Univision's interview offer.
Coincidence or extortion?
Perhaps we will never really know, but a "brouhaha" of classic proportions is sure taking place in Miami that is akin to the Florida hurricanes that ferociously tend to visit this area.