Tweets of the weekend: A round-up

Quick round-up of news from the weekend: Trump’s legal team woes, Marjorie Taylor Greene, some COVID-19 news and a coup, this time in Myanmar.


Former President Trump’s legal team quit en masse on Saturday.

On Sunday, he replaced them with David Schoen, a frequent television legal commentator, and Bruce Castor, a former district attorney in Pennsylvania.

Marjorie Taylor Greene has been under fire all weekend for remarks she made advocating violence against Democrats, calling school shootings a hoax, accosting a young man who survived the Parkland shooting and supporting QAnon conspiracy theories. Her response? She pledges to “never back down.”

Senator Rob Portman of Ohio calls on Republican leaders to “stand up” against her comments.

And Senator Mitt Romney says “Lies of a feather flock together.”

Tom Moore walked laps in his garden last summer to raise money for the UK’s National Health Service. This weekend, he was been hospitalized with COVID-19.

The Rutgers researcher who developed the first COVID-19 saliva test died of a heart attack. He was only 51.

Senator Mitt Romney joins 9 other GOP senators in proposing a COVID-19 relief compromise. They meet with President Biden today.

Dangerous COVID-19 variants now present in at least 33 states.

Last night’s 60 Minutes special on COVID widows and orphans is gut-wrenching. For the friends and family of nearly a half a million people, life will never return to “normal.”

Annnd – A Wisconsin pharmacist sabotaged hundreds of doses of the Moderna vaccine because he thought COVID-19 was a hoax. And that the earth is flat.

Meanwhile in Myanmar, the military didn’t like the results of November’s election, so they alleged voter fraud and then staged a coup. That could never happen here…..oh wait….