Trump’s NASA pick deletes posts from social media: report

Social media accounts belonging to Rep. Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineTrump pick for top NASA role has no past experience in space operations Appeals court nominees languish in Senate as Flake demands tariff vote NASA needs Janet Kavandi if we’re going to make it back to the moon — then Mars MORE (R-Okla.), President Trump's nomination for NASA administrator, have been deleted, according to a report by CNN. 

A spokesperson for Bridenstine told CNN that the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube accounts were tied to his campaign and were deleted in response to skepticism that Bridenstine would stand by his pledge to only serve three terms in office. 

The removal of social media content also included the deletion of several posts from Bridenstine's congressional Facebook page and all but two radio interviews on his Soundcloud account.

Upon request, Bridenstine's spokesperson also made public several Youtube videos that had been set to private, showing the congressman's appearances and floor speeches where he frequently criticized the agenda of President Obama, CNN reports. 

Trump nominated Bridenstine on Friday to lead NASA. Formerly a Navy aviator, Bridenstine is a congressman from Oklahoma who has served on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. 

Bridenstine's nomination has drawn bipartisan criticism ahead of his Senate confirmation, including from both of Florida's senators, who cited concerns over the Republican's relative lack of experience and ability to remain apolitical in his new post.