Secretary of State is accused of fomenting street protests.
Biden made the remarks as he visits Chile to attend the swearing in of Michelle Bachelet.
Another trip scheduled for this week, to the Dominican Republic, was cancelled.
He said national defense is "most important thing that the federal government does.”
The House on Tuesday gave Venezuelans demonstrating against their government a boost by passing a resolution supporting those demonstrators.
A stalemate, especially over agriculture tariffs, is holding up progress on trade pact.
A House panel on Friday approved a bipartisan resolution urging the State Department to work with Latin American countries and institutions to denounce rising political violence in Venezuela.
The two Dems are concerned there was a conflict of interest in the State Dept.’s analysis.
The Florida governor is urging action after deadly protests in Caracas.
The House is preparing a bipartisan resolution that condemns the recent violence in Venezuela and calls on the U.S. to work with other countries to support pro-democracy demonstrators.