McConnell urged Republican senators not to object when Congress ratifies presidential votes

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference with other Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his top deputies pressed other Senate Republicans on Tuesday not to join in with any House Republicans who may object to the presidential election results when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to ratify the decision, a source familiar with the remarks said.

The conversation was first reported by the New York Times.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Mohammad Zargham and Jonathan Oatis