Detainees at the base include Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. It's unclear how many Guantanamo inmates, if any, have been infected with COVID-19 to date. Vaccinations for medical workers and some troops stationed at the base began on Jan. 8.

"When I heard that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for example, one of the terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks, was slated to get the vaccine before Iowans, that was to me a moment in time when I was like, 'we have to speak up about this and take action' and that’s where the resolution came from," Hinson said.

The resolution notes that as of Jan 27, approximately 22 million Americans – about seven percent of the population, have been vaccinated. Hinson told Fox News that many of her constituents are concerned about their access to the vaccine, and that a recent 16 percent increase in vaccine for Iowa is "barely scratching the surface."

"I'm hearing continually from Iowans who are worried about their access to vaccine," she said. "I think it's just frankly appalling to learn that the Biden administration put Gitmo ahead of my constituents and so I would call on them to send every available dose that was supposed to be at Gitmo, to send it to an Iowan."