We’re just now getting word that the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial has reached a verdict, and it will be read between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Eastern, so at this point, Rep. Ilhan Omar is right to say that it’s a closed case — until the appeal, when Chauvin’s defense cites Rep. Maxine Waters’ rant about getting more confrontational and President Biden’s hope that the jury reaches the right verdict, which we’re now told was not the president weighing in.
Still, Omar had no idea the verdict had been reached when she told reporters that the Chauvin case felt like a closed case to her. Why can’t elected officials just hold off — or better yet, call for peace despite the verdict?
“The case, to me, feels like a closed case,” says Rep. Ilhan Omar on the Chauvin trial
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 20, 2021
It's almost like they're trying to get a mistrial. . . . . hmmm, wonder why? ?
— Bryan Brooks (@bryanbrooks) April 20, 2021
Would expect that response from an ideologue
— Jimbo Saysinger (@BoSaySing) April 20, 2021
Another vote for acquittal on appeal.
— Spaceman Biff (@BiffSpaceman) April 20, 2021
These Dems just can’t help themselves. Why can’t they just shut up until the Jury gives a verdict?
— EJ Junior (@BuzzsawEJ) April 20, 2021
So so irresponsible
— Coalbunker (@Coalbunker3) April 20, 2021
— Robert (@SlobertSalami) April 20, 2021
Facts something something feelings
— Your Average Jones (@Jonesin31) April 20, 2021
In my humble opinion politicians should stay out of it.
— Adalite (@CrazyTokyo95) April 20, 2021
Starting to feel like the left leaders know how it’s gonna go and they want to be ahead of it. ??
— craig moschkau (@craigmoschkau) April 20, 2021
Starts getting the American people more hyped up to be disappointed and “peacefully” riot I mean protest.
— YouKnowDaThing4yrs (@thing4yrs) April 20, 2021
In her opinion there was no need for a trial…
— Eddie Neal (@Edwneal) April 20, 2021
This is what social justice really looks like; trial by opinion and feeling.
I.E. not real justice.
— Orfeo1 (@orfeo1762) April 20, 2021
The more influencers weigh in on this before a verdict, the easier the appeal is gonna be.
— Sad MN Sports Fan (7-9)(5-4) (@primebuxton) April 20, 2021
The judge came right out and said it yesterday; Waters had practically handed the defense material to use in their appeal.
They just cannot shut up! Go legislate (which you were hired to do) not prosecute (which you have no idea about).
— BB (@blister941) April 20, 2021
Didn't the judge just ask elected officials to refrain from this sort of talk? Seems like she doesn't trust the system but is trying to give the system more power daily too. How's that work?
— Dan B Cooper (@chockblainnotes) April 20, 2021
Amazing how these people are praying for someone to go to jail, rather than praying for no violence after the judgement is made.
— Unfettered Dad (@UnfetteredDad) April 20, 2021
People of Minneapolis right now… pic.twitter.com/u8ZlPDwWeW
— Jimbo Gracie (@GracieJimbo) April 20, 2021
She is gonna be happy, it’s gonna look like Somalia around there pretty soon
— Kris DeLay (@KrisDeLay) April 20, 2021
They just can't stop. First Waters, then Biden, now this…
They really want a mistrial.
— Covfefe Fan ?? ⛈ (@FanCovfefe) April 20, 2021
If Biden and other Democrats want to weigh in, can’t they just say they hope whatever the verdict, people don’t riot?
Jen Psaki clarifies that Joe Biden wasn't ackshually 'weighing in' on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict when he weighed in on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict https://t.co/ROEUOISvUJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 20, 2021