The leftist spin in the Politico article is purposeful in reference to their alignment with the Democrats; however, the substantive content of the article is accurate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his Decepticon henchmen (Thune, Blunt and Barasso), warn the republicans not to object during the January 6th certification the electors.
If a republican senator objects to the election certification, a roll-call vote within the chamber will be required and McConnell doesn’t want the optic of Republican senators voting to affirm Joe Biden as the president-elect. McConnell fears the sunlight. (Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Warns Republican Senators Not To Challenge 2020 Election Results)