Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may have given his successor a clean slate to start with, but he also left him a slightly more unpleasant gift: the smell of cigarette smoke.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a fan of the P90X workout, told Chuck Todd on â€œMeet The Pressâ€ on Sunday that the smell of cigarettes still lingered in the speakerâ€™s office from Boehner, who was known to smoke a lot.
Ryan, who said that he thought he would be able to continue sleeping in his office as speaker, told Todd that he wasnâ€™t sure how he would get the smell of smoke out.
â€œWeâ€™ve been talking about that, they have these ozone machines, apparently, that you can detoxify the environment. But Iâ€™m going to have to work on the carpeting in here,â€ he said. â€œYou know when you ever go to a hotel room or get a rental car that has been smoked? Â Thatâ€™s what this smells like.â€
Last year, Ryan told Time that he made sure not to sit close to Boehner during meetings where the speaker might light up.
â€œI try to sit as far away from him as I can in meetings that I know are going to be stressful. I just hate getting that smell in my clothes,â€ Ryan said.
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