Political observers believe Paul and other outspoken lawmakers have a chance to have outsized impact in Congress and in the Trump administration. Relations between Congress and the White House are also more complicated than they usually are in periods of unified government. For example, a key Paul ally, former Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., is Trump’s budget director. “Rand could really be one of the most important members,” said a Republican congressional aide who is more sympathetic to Paul.

Source: The return of Rand Paul | Washington Examiner

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