Pence issued a strong warning to Venezuela on Tuesday after it stationed troops along the border of Colombia in a move seen as highly provocative by Bogotá and Washington.
Strongman Nicolás Maduro's wife was recently added to the Treasury's specially designated nationals list.
"He is actually the overweight dictator of a nation where 30% of the people eat only once a day & infants are suffering from malnutrition," Rubio tweeted of Maduro.
As Turkey's internet sensation was preparing a hearty meal to Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela continues to grapple with the largest exodus in the Western Hemisphere to date.
Venezuela has become increasingly reliant on Chinese oil-for-loans deals as its economy spirals downward.
Under Maduro's authoritarian regime, Venezuelans have faced an economic crisis and high crime rates as people continue to protest.
Many Venezuelans have complained that it has become increasingly difficult to obtain passports and official documents, such as marriage and birth certificates, as their country sinks further into an economic crisis.
Analysts disagree: "Threatening military action risks derailing diplomatic progress and spreads false hope among the extremist voices in the Venezuelan opposition that they don't have to do the hard work of building a coalition and leadership structure."
Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Venezuela and the U.S. together accounted for half of the 251,000 gun deaths in 2016.
In one brothel in the Colombian border town of Cúcuta, 58 of the 60 women were from neighboring Venezuela.
The 5.9 aftershock was felt in Trinidad and Tobago and other parts of Venezuela following a 7.3 earthquake that hit the countries on Tuesday.
The "sovereign bolivar" was launched on Monday as a revaluation and renaming of the old bolivar.
"You've no idea what it's like [in Venezuela]. Whole families eat from the trash."
"Denmark, like Venezuela, has stripped people of their opportunities," Fox's Trish Regan said, before receiving some updated information from Copenhagen.
In April, a gang of pirates attacked four Guyanese fishing boats.
Four people in Brazil have died from measles since February.
Maduro accused exiled opposition leader Julio Borges and lawmaker Juan Requesens of planning the attack.
Following the attack, the Venezuelan leader accused right-wing groups and pointed fingers at Colombia. He also suggested that Venezuelans living in the U.S. were involved.
According to the Venezuelan government, those arrested worked with other plotters in Miami and Colombia.
The U.S. government was not involved in any way with a Saturday drone explosion at a Venezuelan military event, according to President Donald Trump's national security advisor.
Maduro was unhurt but seven people were injured, according to Venezuela's information minister.
President Nicolas Maduro said the move will "stabilize and change the country's monetary life in a radical way."
More than a million people have already fled the country amid a worsening economic crisis.
A harmful bacteria, known as "Vibrio parahaemolyticus," has been found in fresh, imported crab meat from Venezuela.