Vice President Mike Pence meets with Venezuelans in Doral

Pence speaks at Doral church

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center, Feb. 1, 2019, in Doral, Florida.

DORAL, Fla. – Vice President Mike Pence is meeting with exiles from Venezuela in South Florida as President Donald Trump's administration continues to challenge Nicolas Maduro's claim to the presidency.

Pence spoke Friday at the Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center.

The White House said Pence will be talking with community leaders, political prisoners and former elected officials who have fled the South American country due to political persection. He is also meeting with Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott. 

The Trump administration has backed opposition leader Juan Guaido as he has declared himself the interim president of Venezuela.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart are also participating in the round table.

The visit takes place on the same weekend that Trump is expected to return to his Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach.