Sen. Rand Paul, who won his own re-election bid this week, said Wednesday he expects the Republican-controlled Congress will work early in its first weeks to repeal "a half dozen regulations or more" from President Barack Obama's administration.
"You know, it's always difficult in the Senate because you to get to 60 votes, but I think with the Republican president it is a possibility," the Kentucky Republican, who was one of the several candidates who fought President-elect Donald Trump for the GOP nomination, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
Paul said Republicans will get the repeals onto Trump's desk, and he thinks the newly elected president will sign them.
Top on the list is Obamacare, he said.
"There's all kind of bad things about Obamacare and it should end," said Paul. "We should make it legal, okay, lawful to sell insurance again. Right now it's illegal in our country to sell inexpensive insurance because President [Barack] Obama put mandates on all insurance, which added to expense and that's why our cost is rising. At the very least we should legalize the sale of any kind of insurance that the marketplace will bear."
Paul noted that on Tuesday, Republicans took over Kentucky's state house for the first time in 100 years, in a response to the regulatory wars on coal and the family farm.
"I think the same way West Virginia became Republican a few years ago, Kentucky has become solid Republican," said Paul.
He also said he's "all for overall tax reform," but he'd rather act quickly on "simple things."
"If we want American businesses to stay in America, we need to lower our corporate income tax," said Paul. "We have the highest income tax in the world. If we want American companies to stay here, we should lower the tax on bringing the profit home."
There is also a message to be learned from the election for the "liberal elite" in the media from the election, said Paul.
"The people who live in [this] country, we are tired of the people on the left coast and the right coast sort of telling us what we should believe in," said Paul. "Really this was a big repudiation of the liberal elite, and actually I'm going to wait to go see if they're all going to be getting on planes or private jets or moving this morning. I hope that will be fully reported in the news."
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