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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RepKevinBrady (R) @RepKevinBrady

House Republicans have passed another bill to create jobs #WRRDA. Let's hope it doesn't end in the Senate graveyard. http://t.co/a3gEKc6Loo

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

RT @JanetCrow1: RT @WestermanAR: BOLO for this in your mailboxes today. Mr. Westerman voted ‘No.’ #TellTheTruthTommy. #ar4 #arpx http://t.co/lbUyQgwBEh

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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

Obama says he's 'upset' over the VA scandal, yet continues to defend #Shinseki. What's it take to get fired in the Obama Admin? #Vets #PJNET

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

Here’s one Monticello take on @MollforCongress’ false attack on Bruce. Time to #TellTheTruthTommy! #ar4 #arpx #argop http://t.co/gOZRWqRgEB

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

.@ARKANSAsonline editorial page on Bruce’s true record. Please RT. It’s time to #TellTheTruthTommy. #ar4 #argop #arpx http://t.co/k75LpGeFVp

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

BOLO for this in your mailboxes today. Mr. Westerman voted 'No.' Time to #TellTheTruthTommy. #ar4 #argop #arpx http://t.co/9Fc8BiRHOs

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

@Avik "The rebellion was led by none other than Bruce Westerman.” http://t.co/NShkGLyM3d #ar4 #arpx #TellTheTruthTommy

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Bruce Westerman (R) @WestermanAR

“As someone who supported the Private Option … I have no doubt Westerman opposed it” #TellTheTruthTommy #ar4 #arpx http://t.co/iuQmBDAh4Q

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

Get the archive data file.