(CNN) – Senator-elect Chris Coons of Delaware, who will be sworn in later today to fill out the final four years of Joe Biden's Senate seat, got some advice Monday from the Vice President: don't spend the night in Washington.
"He said make it as physically uncomfortable as possible to spend the night," Coons recalled to a handful of reporters.
"Don't get a nice place, don't get a nice room. Get a cot in the office or rent something small and cramped and unpleasant because there will always be pressures to stay."
Biden, a fervent Amtrak rider during his 36 years in the Senate, commuted home to Delaware every night to be with his family – a route he suggested Coons follow.
"If you get a nice comfortable place, the first year it is one night a week, the next year it is two nights a week and four years from now you will miss every game your son plays," Coons said.
Asked by CNN if he was already a member of Amtrak's frequent rider program, Coons demurred.
"Not yet, but we're looking for one as soon as possible. We came down on Amtrak this morning," he said.