Pence in Florida: Time to end Maduro regime in Venezuela

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center on the political crisis in Venezuela on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Doral, Fla. (A

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center on the political crisis in Venezuela on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Doral, Fla. (A

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center on the political crisis in Venezuela on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Doral, Fla. (A

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center on the political crisis in Venezuela on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Doral, Fla. (A

Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center for a roundtable discussion on the political crisis in Venezuela with

Vice President Mike Pence arrives to speak at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center for a roundtable discussion on the political crisis in Venezuela with

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has told a crowd in Florida that it is time to take action to end the socialist regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Pence told Venezuelans in Miami that Washington was working toward a "peaceful transition" so opposition leader Juan Guaido rises to power, but he reassured them President Donald Trump's administration would further weaken Maduro.

Pence told a crowd at a church in the Doral suburb that it was not time for dialogue and all options were on the table.

Before his speech, Pence sat down with a college professor who says he was physically assaulted by armed pro-government groups. He also heard from other Venezuelan refugees such as a former city councilman who says he was accused of being a CIA agent.