EASTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, is criticizing the Biden administration over a plan that would have offered COVID-19 vaccines to prisoners at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The U.S. holds terrorists and terror suspects at the Navy base. The Pentagon and Biden administration backtracked on plans to offer prisoners COVID-19 vaccines.
Reports of the vaccination plans drew criticism from Republicans — including Harris, who represents the Eastern Shore.
“Americans should be outraged that the Administration decided that the 9/11 masterminds would be eligible for the vaccine before our seniors or brave service members even have the chance to secure their dose,” Harris said in a statement.
“As a physician, I have to ask: exactly how are prisoners in isolation supposed to be at a higher risk of getting COVID than American citizens who are not imprisoned? Once again, the President has shown that his priorities are not about America and Americans first,” Harris said.