VP Mike Pence comes to Miami, pledges support for Venezuela and freedom in Cuba and Nicaragua

Vice-President Mike Pence was in Miami yesterday where he addressed Venezuelan exiles, pledging support for democracy in Venezuela, the end of the socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, and a promise to go after the other two members of Latina America’s “Troika of Tyranny,” Cuba and Nicaragua.

Via Miami’s CBS4 Local News:

Vice President Mike Pence told a gathering of Venezuelan Americans that the administration stands behind them in their fight for freedom.

On Friday, Pence attended a roundtable discussion on the crisis in Venezuela in South Florida.

Vice President Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence touched down in Air Force Two just before 11:30 a.m. They were met on the tarmac by Republicans Senator Rick Scott, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

They then traveled to the Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center in Doral where a roundtable listening session was held. The lawmakers heard from Venezuelan exiles and community leaders including families, political prisoners and former elected officials who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution.

“There is tremendous unity and unity of purpose for the goal and that is a free and fair, genuine, internationally supervised election in Venezuela without fraud, without intimidation, that has to happen,” said Diaz-Balart.

After the roundtable, Pence and the other lawmakers made public remarks in support of the Venezuelan people and opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

Some excerpts of VP Pence’s remarks: