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 judge came right out and said it yesterday; Waters had practically handed the defense material to use in their appeal.

If Biden and other Democrats want to weigh in, can’t they just say they hope whatever the verdict, people don’t riot?