Ryan on Mission to Clean House

Ryan on Mission to Clean House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When new Speaker Paul Ryan says he's ready to clean house, he really means it.

And a good place to start is the speaker's office, just vacated by cigarette-smoker John Boehner.

Just how bad is it?

Here's how Ryan puts it: "You know when you ever go to a hotel room or get a rental car that has been smoked? That's what this smells like."

So what's he going to do? "That's a really good question," he tells NBC's "Meet the Press."

The Wisconsin Republican, who is known for sleeping in his office at night when he's in Washington, mentions "ozone machines" that apparently "can detoxify the environment."

But he says he's going to have to work on the office carpet.