Two House Republican lawmakers are introducing a resolution in the chamber that opposes a now-paused plan by the Biden administration to vaccinate detainees at Guantanamo Bay – arguing that suspected terrorists should only get the shot after it’s been made available to all Americans.
The resolution, by Reps. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa and Elise Stefanik, R-NY, opposes “any plans by the United States Department of Defense to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to prisoners held at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and detained during operations conducted during the Global War on Terrorism until all Americans have had the opportunity to be vaccinated.”
“Americans need to get the vaccine before terrorists, and it’s upsetting to me that that even was a question, and I think we need to make sure the administration is held accountable for this and thats what I think this resolution does,” Hinson told Fox News in an interview on Monday. “It puts a spotlight on the thinking and the planning that was going on behind this.”
The resolution states that “efforts by the United States Government to provide vaccinations for COVID-19 should prioritize United States citizens.”
Fox News reports.