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. Tony Cárdenas (D) @RepCardenas

RT @j_smitty67: . @RepCardenas is absolutely right about congress (BOTH houses) not entering emergency session regarding ISIS, too busy vacationing

RepPeteOlson (R) @RepPeteOlson

Honored to present Cong Medal of Honor to remember the Fallen Heroes who were killed on 9/11. #NeverForget! http://t.co/Jc0nsWnXe1

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Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

TONIGHT: following President Obama's speech, please join me on @am590theanswer as I weigh in on his plan to confront #ISIS

Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

Please join me tonight on @am590theanswer following President Obama's speech on his plans to confront #ISIS with my reaction.

Rep. Paul Cook (R) @RepPaulCook

Please join me tonight on @am590theanswer following President Obama's speech on his plans to confront #ISIS

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT@ElNuevoDia: @Moluskein representa a la juventud y a la excelencia académica en La Fortaleza http://t.co/fuc4gDt3Qz http://t.co/wQPgV3gqEM

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John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

@RepGwenMoore on the struggles that paved way to #VAWA and the enduring importance of our anti-domestic violence law. http://t.co/IoNWRMDXT0

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Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Yesterday I hosted a press conference on the effort to #declassify the 28 pgs of the Joint Inquiry into 9/11: http://t.co/om1V6zGS1h

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Rep. Jim McDermott (D) @McDermott4Rep

I had a great time pouring beer at the #ballardseafoodfest over the weekend http://t.co/rbJjw3QwKc

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @JayLow: RT @GOP When DOJ staffers think they're calling @OversightDems to spin the #IRS scandal..and get @DarrellIssa instead http://t.co/58nFTGtlki

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Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Broke the record of House & Senate #statehood cosponsors as we prepare for Senate statehood hearing Monday. #DC

Quinn for Illinois (D) @QuinnForIL

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What's his name? MT @NicholaG123 Canines support @QuinnForIL! Maybe he'll join us for a phonebank this Thursday! http://t.co/hHSsliUa5J

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David B. McKinley (R) @RepMcKinley

Very good! Not crazy about one Obama shot when it was so positive.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D) @RepMcGovern

I will be on @msnbc at 11 am to discuss #ISIS

RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

Today the House Is hosting a hearing on security measures to protect our Nation from the threat of… http://t.co/yeV2NVXiu1

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

Ranking Member Garamendi urges #AmericanMaritime to make use of the new opportunities in bipartisan job training reform law

Rod Blum (R) @BlumforCongress

RT @Gov_Rick: Proud to support @BlumforCongress! A great conservative we need to get to Washington. #RickPAC

Doug Ose (R) @DougOse

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Let’s bring more jobs to AR by investing in a better-trained workforce and technical skills. http://t.co/1wHBLSLGoQ http://t.co/biY7HNpgX6

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Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

#ForLori would restrict those under temporary restraining order from keeping/buying a gun. http://t.co/QqbWUe21b4 http://t.co/dLVUBe7vzP

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