McConnell, Thune urge Republicans to “accept the result” that Biden won the Presidency

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell as well as Senators John Thune and Roy Blunt are reportedly urging their party to accept Joe Biden as the Presidential election winner.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican who was on a conference call with fellow Republicans said “there was encouragement on the phone for us to accept the result, as much as it’s not what we would have envisioned for the next four years, and to try to do what’s best for the American people, which is to look forward.”

In regards to objecting to the electoral college vote results, per Alayna Treene, a source on the call said McConnell told the conference: “I hope there’s zero sentiment for it.”

Thune said “It would be great if there were no members that took up that issue.”

Jake Sherman wrote:

On a Senate R call just now, @senatemajldr, @RoyBlunt & @SenJohnThune all pleaded with Senate Rs to NOT object to the election results Jan. 6.

MCCONNEL: it’s a “terrible vote” for the GOP. They’d have to vote it down, which makes it seem like they are anti Trump, he said