Wednesday January 13, 2021 11:49 AM

NBC’s John Heilemann said Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney were leading the charge to “strike at the fallen king.”

Heilemann told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that both McConnell and Cheney were making political calculations as to how they could retain they positions and build a stronger base moving forward, and their assessment appeared to be that the best way to do that was without President Donald Trump.