Left-wing ‘news’ network pundits and Democrats immediately blamed Republicans for the mass shooting at Club Q last week, a gay and lesbian night spot in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as other “right-wing” themes that they claim, without evidence, has led to a ‘rise’ in attacks on the LGBTQ community.
But the fact is, it’s beginning to look like the shooting suspect is anything but MAGA caricature.
According to his lawyers, alleged Club Q shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich considers himself non-binary and is listed in court documents as “Mx. Aldrich.”
Fox News noted: “The motions deal with issues like unsealing documents and evidence gathering, not Aldrich’s identity, and there was no elaboration about it.”
“Anderson Aldrich is non-binary,” footnotes in the documents state. “They use they/them pronouns, and for the purposes of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich.”
The motive for the shooting has not been revealed yet, and Aldrich faces murder as well as hate crime charges.
“Hate crime charges would require proving that the shooter was motivated by bias, such as against the victims’ actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The charges against Aldrich are preliminary, and prosecutors have not yet filed formal charges. Aldrich is represented by Joseph Archambault, a chief trial deputy with the state public defender’s office,” Fox News Digital revealed.
In addition, it was revealed on Tuesday that Aldrich’s name was changed around six years ago when he was a teen. He filed a legal petition in Texas that sought to “protect himself” from a father who had a criminal history that included incidents of domestic violence against his mother.
Until 2016, he was known as Nicholas Franklin Brink. Weeks before his 16th birthday, he petitioned a court in Texas for a name change, according to records. The petition was submitted on behalf of his grandparents, who were his legal guardians then.
“Aldrich’s request for a name change came months after Aldrich was apparently targeted by online bullying. A website posting from June 2015 that attacked a teenager named Nick Brink suggests they may have been bullied in high school,” Fox News Digital noted.
“The post included photos similar to ones of the shooting suspect and ridiculed Brink over their weight, lack of money and what it said was an interest in Chinese cartoons.”
Several left-wing hacks and notables have blamed conservatives for the attack, without proof and without justification, which is par for the course regarding such incidents.
“Words matter,” “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Monday. “Words matter and people like Lauren Boebert who, you know, has been in the forefront of dissing LGBTQ+ people is now saying her prayers and thoughts go with the families. Well, they don’t really need your prayers and thoughts. They needed your votes. That’s what they needed.”
“Are we more afraid of being on Breitbart for saying that trans people deserve to be alive, or are we more afraid of the dead people? Because I’m more afraid of the dead people,” NBC News senior reporter Ben Collins said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”