Ryan: ‘My car was eaten by animals’

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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanOvernight Defense: Trump roils NATO on summit’s first day | Trump, Merkel relationship sinks lower | House, Senate kick off defense bill talks | Senators symbolically rebuke Trump on national security tariffs Hillicon Valley: Hacker tried to sell military docs on dark web | Facebook fined over Cambridge Analytica | US closer to lifting ZTE ban | Trump, Obama lose followers in Twitter purge | DOJ weighs appeal on AT&T merger FBI agent set for public House grilling MORE (R-Wis.) said Thursday that a family of woodchucks ate the wiring in his car, leaving it “dead.”

Ryan said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Washington D.C. that he recently left his Chevy Suburban at his mother’s home in Wisconsin, and that the car wouldn’t start when she tried it after spending the winter in Florida.

“So 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,” Ryan said.

“And so my car was eaten by animals, and it’s just dead,” he added.

The Republican leader hasn’t been allowed to drive for the past three years due to his security detail. He said that he plans to buy a Ford F-150 after his retirement

Ryan announced in April that he wouldn’t run for reelection, leaving Congress in January. He will have served as Speaker for more than three years.