Thomas Massie Considered for Science Advisor to the President

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By: Jeff Caldwell, II

Current owner of Liberty ViralThe Libertarian Republic and former Libertarian presidential candidate, Austin Petersen, received an anonymous tip from someone on Donald Trump’s transition team. Representative Thomas Massie is being considered for Science Advisor to the President. Here is what Petersen can share with us:

I work for the Trump transition team. Was referred to you by a mutual friend.
Wanted to provide a tip that Rep. Thomas Massie’s name has been mentioned a few times in discussions about who should be the next Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, also known as Science Advisor to the President.
Thought this might be useful given your audience. Sent this tip out to you guys and a few other similar sites too.
Please keep my tip anonymous.

Massie is currently Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation in the House of Representatives and serves on the following committees: Oversight and Government Reform; Science, Space and Technology; and Transportation and Infrastructure. Massie voted against the National Defense Authorization Act, co-sponsored legislation for industrial hemp, and introduced legislation to remove federal gun free zones in schools. Reason Magazine reported Massie opposed the reelection of Speaker of the House John Boehner and instead cast his vote for Republican Congressman, Justin Amash.

Prior to his political career, Massie obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]. Thomas Massie’s Representative website states,

During school, he invented a technology that enabled people to interact with computers using their sense of touch, and leveraged that technology to found SensAble Technologies, Inc., which raised over $32 million of venture capital, created 70 jobs, and obtained 24 patents. The hardware and software he developed is now used to design automobiles, jewelry, shoes, dental prosthetics, and even reconstructive implants for wounded soldiers.

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