“I just work here. I don’t live here,” the Wisconsin Republican said Sunday in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.” “I’m just a normal guy.”


When CNN’s Dana Bash told Ryan, normal guys don’t sleep in their offices, Ryan went further, explaining his daily routine when he’s in Washington.

“So I live in Janesville, Wisconsin. I commute back and forth every week. I just work here. I don’t live here,” he said. “So i get up very early in the morning. I work out. I work til about 11:30 at night. I go to bed and I do the same thing the next day.

“It actually makes me more efficient,” Ryan added. “I can actually get more work done by sleeping on a cot in my office, and I’m going to keep doing it.”

As Speaker, Ryan will be entitled to quite a bit more real estate in the Capitol. But a Ryan spokesman said the Speaker will continue spending nights in his congressional office in the Longworth House Office Building, not in the Speaker's office in the Capitol.