President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, called the owners of Club Q In Colorado Springs On Thanksgiving, condolences are offered to the victims of an attack on the gay nightclub by an armed suspect.

The Bidens spoke with Nic Grzecka and Matthew Haynes, the co-owners of the venue, which hosts bingo nights with drag queens and Christmas dinners for the city’s LGBTQ+ community. Five people were killed and 17 others were injured when a shooter opened fire at the venue. The suspect was eventually subdued in the presence of patrons.

“They reiterated their support for the community as well as their commitment to fighting back against hate and gun violence,” In a statement, the White House stated this. “They also thanked Nic and Matthew for the incredible contributions they have made and will continue to make to Colorado Springs.”

On Wednesday, Grzecka & Haynes blasted right-wing politicians for demonizing the queer community as well as attacking drag queens with unfounded lies. “grooming” children.

“Lying about our community, and making them into something they are not, creates a different type of hate,” Grzecka spoke to The Associated Press.

Anderson Lee Aldrich (22 years old) was arrested by authorities. He was placed on bail while investigators investigate murder and hate crimes charges. Officials haven’t said what motivated the attack.

Biden promised this week to do “whatever” it takes to ban assault weapons during a lame-duck session before Republicans take control in January.

“I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons,” Biden stated, adding that he would “start counting votes” See how supportive there is for such legislation.

The president is also called This week Richard Fierro, an Army veteran who was credited with confronting the suspect during the Club Q attack.