Supreme Court decision ‘should be celebrated by all Americans’
Brandon Trosclair, owner of an Ascension Parish business that employs nearly 500 people at 16 grocery stores in Louisiana and Mississippi, released a statement via the Liberty Justice Center following the Supreme Court’s 13 January to block the federal vaccination mandate.
Trosclair, who owns and operates Ralph’s Market and Butcher Boy grocery stores in Gonzales, Donaldsonville and Plaquemine, has drawn national media attention as his lawsuit challenges the Biden administration’s federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate for large American companies.
Trosclair previously ran as a Republican for state representative for District 88, which includes parts of Gonzales, Prairieville, Sorrento and St. Amant.
“Today’s victory should be celebrated by all Americans,” he said in the Liberty Justice Center statement. protect our rights. I am relieved that this relentless government intrusion into our lives and businesses is now being rebuffed by our highest court, and I am humbled and honored to have played a part in this pivotal moment in history.
Although the Supreme Court blocked President Biden’s nationwide vaccination mandate for large employers, the administration’s requirement that healthcare workers get vaccinated has been allowed.
The judges ruled 6-3 to block the companies’ mandate.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement about the rulings: “While I’m thrilled the Supreme Court agreed with us and upheld our Fifth Circuit victory over the ‘OSHA on private companies, I am extremely concerned about the expansive power available to the Court now handed over to the Secretary of HHS under the most fragile regulatory authority.’
Landry added that he was “devastated” for healthcare workers.
“I remain a firm believer that health care decisions should be made by individuals, not dictated by bureaucrats intent on forcing medical procedures on people who don’t want or need them.” , he concluded.