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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Rep. Doris Matsui (D) @DorisMatsui

Met this morning with the Air Quality #CaptoCap15 team http://t.co/7R9CHSduuj

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Since 2009, companies in the aircraft & spacecraft industry have added 260k jobs in Indiana #IBJfly @IBJnews @Indiana_EDC

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

I picked a bad night to be on a roof in D.C. https://t.co/vM7MQChmN8

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

Attend a reception w/ @NorfolkMayor Fraim & other leaders to help kick off the 2015 Virginia International Tattoo http://t.co/9cv51d6DeB

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Nancy Pelosi (D) @NancyPelosi

RT @voxdotcom: Amazingly, the press is criticizing Hillary for being both too masculine and too feminine http://t.co/1xbyVJwGhc http://t.co/984bwFTj7S

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Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

RT @brianyoungnv: Such an honor to be involved in @repdinatitus' #HouseAppChallenge! Awards ceremony 4/20 5pm in #Downtown #Vegas http://t.co/ruQfNjY3yY

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Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D) @RepLipinski

@RepLipinski Invites Third District Residents to Upcoming Town Hall Meeting and Seniors Fairs http://t.co/PqAjqlSYaX http://t.co/HnjVRCE27i

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Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) @RepKevinCramer

Proud to receive NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an CNH Industrial at their Fargo plant today. http://t.co/PTuhRBkpZ2

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Rep. Jared Polis (D) @RepJaredPolis

@SFnicko can you DM please? Your story on Polis is inaccurate. Also, thx for reaching out for a comment.

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @USATODAY: California drought: Desert oasis collides with reality http://t.co/28lTkOFyGS

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John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Good meeting w/ Alina Gorghiu, new co-head of Romania's right-wing Nat'l Liberal Party- excellent leader for nxt gen! http://t.co/NgxmKxHB9J

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Susan W. Brooks (R) @SusanWBrooks

Excited to hold my 2nd Youth Advisory Group meeting this AM with some bright and brilliant young minds. #IN05 http://t.co/pqB6xH9qRt

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston as they continue to heal from the 2013 Boston… https://t.co/GQ5LYVJAwo

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

At least 1,000 are expected to attend free health clinic Saturday at Bartle Hall >> http://t.co/x9F55aFzLN

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

#OTD Death of #CheGuevara: murderer, sadist, conformist, homophobe. Closed-minded destroyer of countries and economies. #TheRealChe

Charles Rangel (D) @cbrangel

@UPPastryPlate @upwithsteve my cookbook is free and available on my website at http://t.co/lugU1C7CrN

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