Kat Cammack (R-FL), who was just elected to Congress, explained to radio host Alex Marlow that only nine years ago, she was homeless.
“Just nine years ago, I was homeless, and only in America can someone go from being homeless to the House of Representatives in less than nine years. “I ended up getting involved when in 2011 an Obama-era housing program took away our family’s cattle ranch out west, and after being homeless for several months, I made the life decision to get involved rather than take over the family business, which had been my plan all along. I remember so distinctly, thinking I’m never going to be in this position again. I don’t have to get depressed or sad about this, because life is about choices, and I’m making a choice that is going to be better for me tomorrow and keep on going, and that’s how you pull yourself up from your bootstraps.”
Cammack said Obama’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) program was the one that cost her family the ranch.