US Senator Rand Paul takes the oath of office during a ceremonial re-enactment in Washington

 
US Senator Rand Paul takes the oath of office during a ceremonial re-enactment in Washington
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) takes the oath of office during a ceremonial re-enactment in the Old Senate Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington January 5, 2011. Paul was one of the Republican U.S. Senate candidates strongly supported by the Tea Party movement during the November U.S. mid-term congressional elections. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)