Speaker Paul Ryan doesn’t have a car. Not after a family of hungry woodchucks moved into the undercarriage of his Suburban and snacked on the vehicle’s electrical system.

During an event at The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Thursday, outgoing Speaker of the House Paul talked about life after D.C., which will now include car shopping.

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Ryan was discussing his last months as the House gavel holder and mentioned he’s excited to drive again after being chauffeured around these last three years.

Prior to being elected Speaker, Paul commuted back and forth between D.C. and Wisconsin but the demands of the speakership have him in D.C. full time where he’s accompanied by a security detail round the clock.

His old suburban was waiting for him at his mom’s house. When he asked his mom to crank it up, it wouldn’t start.

Paul explained, “I towed it into the dealer, they put it up, and they realized that a family of woodchucks lived in the underbody of my Suburban. They ate all the wiring out of it.”

“My car was eaten by animals. It’s just dead. I had to call the insurance company, so I don’t have a car,” Paul joked.


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