Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Spoke w #Miami @REALTORS abt how we can work 2 make dream of home ownership a reality 4 people in #SoFla @MIAMIaor http://t.co/Ho6PAJgOnV

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

On scene at #Amtrak188 derailment. Spoke with emergency officials and Mayor @Michael_Nutter. @SenBobCasey joined me. http://t.co/yYE6SOJz1Z

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U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

Introduced the Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act to protect nation's vital electrical system @RepReneeEllmers @RepMcNerney

RepScottPerry (R) @RepScottPerry

I hope that everyone will join me in praying for the victims of the #Amtrak derailment, their loved ones, and for the City of #Philadelphia.

TimHuelskamp (R) @TimHuelskamp

Getting things done for us in Washington - "House passes Huelskamp-backed bill" to stop EPA's outrageous... http://t.co/oPYk9h1NSN

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) @AsaHutchinson

Watching @codeorg video and visiting with #ComputerScience teacher, Jason White, at #Paragould High | Tour stop #9 http://t.co/bpR9XEzH6H

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

RT @wxbrad: .@Amtrak derailment Live coverage out of NBC10 in Philly. http://t.co/E5UbfCjpt4 http://t.co/3WeZy9uU81

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Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

#HappyNursesWeek to all of you hardworking nurses. Us doctors and patients cancouldn't make it work without you! http://t.co/04QconkVCc

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Rep. Brett Guthrie (R) @RepGuthrie

Today, @lebronjames and I met with the ALS Association’s Kentucky Chapter. We were honored to meet… https://t.co/neEeFHKqXl

Mike Crapo (R) @crapo4senate

I am pleased to announce today that I’m running for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. Join Team Crapo: http://t.co/V0RE3E8t8o #idpol

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @SelmaTourism: @RepTerriSewell Vote for Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma, Ala. as the Best Historic Southern Attraction @10Best. http://t.co/eZMMEjoXjm

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Hillary Clinton (D) @HillaryClinton

Campaign manager Robby Mook is finalizing the Founding Donor list—make sure your name's on it: http://t.co/hmwVpoYTRP http://t.co/B2izdl2LGY

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Barbara Lee (D) @BLeeForCongress

Barbara Lee fights for heroic mothers everywhere. http://t.co/9GNIVjpakx

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

At the “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury making an announcement with @CardinalDolan. Watch live now: http://t.co/O3oXmDVMyP

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Denny Heck (D) @RepDennyHeck

The 114th Congress is on track to be defined by its ability to handle important cliffs. http://t.co/WNUna5lXYT #ExIm4Jobs

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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) @RepStephenLynch

Also attended #Walpole Town Meeting to share what #Congress has been up to and how it will impact local communities. http://t.co/XT4JVkQ5tr

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Brendan Boyle (D) @RepBrendanBoyle

Glenside District Office meeting with @ Delaware Valley Alzheimer's Asscociation http://t.co/Gz8Zs5UjNA

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

LIVE on #Periscope: Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a town hall meeting on the U.S. budget priorities. https://t.co/45QeK6XhTJ

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