The neglected factory hasn't produced a car since 2015, but GM still has 79 dealers that employ almost 4,000 people in Venezuela, where for decades it was the market leader.
Many Venezuelans have no access to food or medical supplies. Acting President Nicolas Maduro denies that any humanitarian crisis is taking place and has called on the military to block any aid from entering the country.
Rubio said it would be a "crime against humanity" to not let US aid flow into Venezuela. A fierce supporter of acting President Juan Guaido, he has been a central architect of White House policy toward Nicolas Maduro.
The military is preparing to enforce border closures to prevent aid from entering Venezuela. Soldiers have remained loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, despite efforts from Juan Guaido to bring the army to his side.
Self-declared interim President Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid into the country and set up a volunteer network for citizens to participate. Nicolas Maduro denounced the aid as a planned US invasion in disguise.
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