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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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

Awesome rendition of The Victors! Congratulations, graduates, and #ForeverGoBlue https://t.co/eZqty4KJDw

Rep. Pat Tiberi (R) @PatTiberi

2day is #worldtradeday and the start of #SmallBizWeek. 89% of OH exporters are #smallbiz & medbiz. To expand #trade must pass #TPA4USJobs

Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

On .@HeraldRadio - "If you join the military you aren't serving Barak Obama, you are serving your country." #FITN

Team GT (R) @GT_TeamGT

"This bicameral budget agreement sets the parameters for federal spending by promoting fiscal responsibility,... http://t.co/uqHjn221eT

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Lindsey Graham (R) @LindseyGrahamSC

On .@Herald Radio - "If you join the military you aren't serving Barak Obama, you are serving your country." #FITN

Bobby Scott (D) @BobbyScott4VA3

RT @ElectConnolly: Introducing my great friend @repbobbyscott at the @PWCDems JJ dinner. Thank you Bobby! http://t.co/aGmGR5jbj8

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Henry Ross (R) @VoteHenryRoss

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.@BreitbartNews #MS01 special election on May 12th has once again drawn the money from lobbyist & @USChamber https://t.co/ZhunR44WRN

Elijah E. Cummings (D) @ReElectCummings

RT @MayorSRB: Thanks to all those who joined us to pass out food and supplies at Simmons Memorial Baptist Church #OneBaltimore http://t.co/40u3dCdRUq

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Elijah E. Cummings (D) @ReElectCummings

RT @MayorSRB: Shout-out to Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods for a fantastic event at Macedonia Baptist Church. We are #OneBaltimore! http://t.co/c0Ah4b1G1D

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Bernie Sanders (I) @BernieSanders

Coming up: Bernie Sanders will be on @ThisWeekABC talking with @GStephanopoulos.

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

Tune in to .@FoxNews tonight at 8pm CT. Talking to .@judgejeanine abt the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal & #US immigration system.

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Best of luck to International Star, Tencendur and Upstart, the NY-bred horses competing in the #KentuckyDerby tonight.

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

I had a great time participating in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk @MarchofDimes @MarchForBabies this morning! http://t.co/TdQ9nCST1f

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Rod Blum (R) @RodBlum

Good to chat with with Dr Alveda King. Very uplifting speech. http://t.co/62T2op7pTM

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @KellyAyotte: On Senate floor: I can see no greater threat to our security interests than a nuclear-armed Iran

Joe Wilson (R) @RepJoeWilson

Congrats to @UofSC on a successful #NationalSigningDay! Looking fwd to another great football season for all S.C. teams. Go Gamecocks!

Joe Sestak (D) @JoeSestak

RT @Danielle_Lynch_: Joe Sestak: Willing to go at it alone but not to be stopped http://t.co/lTV1NPdoem via @pennlive

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