Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP lawmaker calls for Wuhan probe to 'prevent the next pandemic' All congressional Democrats say they have been vaccinated: CNN Fauci on Rand Paul: 'I just don't understand what the problem is with him' MORE (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said the election of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE will send a message to the liberal elite.


"One message is for the liberal elite that are in some of our media outlets and that is that us, the people who live in flyover country, we're kind of tired of people in the left coast and the right coast sort of telling us what we should believe in," Paul said Wednesday on Fox News when asked about his sense of the mood in the country following the election.

"I think really this was a big repudiation of the liberal elite."

Paul, who was reelected to the Senate after a failed presidential bid, said he is waiting to see if the liberal elite will be "getting on planes and private jets and moving this morning."

"I hope that will be fully reported in the news," Paul added.

Paul also attributed the victories of Republicans on Tuesday to a response to the "regulatory war on coal."

"I think the same way West Virginia became Republican a few years ago, now Kentucky has become solid Republican," Paul said.

"It's in reaction to these regulations."

In the first weeks of a Trump presidency, Paul said he thinks the Republican Congress is going to "repeal some regulations."

"I hope a half a dozen regulations or more," he said.

"And we'll get them onto Trump's desk and I think he'll sign them."