A confidential source on the Trump transition team has told The Liberty Conservative that Rep. Thomas Massie, an award-winning, MIT-educated engineer, elected to Congress in 2012, is under consideration for the job of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a role commonly known as Science Advisor to the President. Massie currently serves as Chairman for the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation in the House of Representatives.
Massie’s office did not respond to our requests for comment.
During his time at MIT, Massie invented a technology that enables 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. According to his House of Representatives profile the hardware and software he developed is now used to design automobiles, jewelry, shoes, dental prosthetics, and even reconstructive implants for wounded soldiers.
Massie has a reputation for being one of the most libertarian Congressmen in Washington, with his initial Washington staff being composed almost entirely of former Ron Paul campaign or Congressional office staffers. Originally a backer of Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential run, Massie enthusiastically endorsed Trump in June, praising the President-elect as ‘better than 90 percent of the congressmen I serve with’ while serving as a Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention. full story