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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Barry Loudermilk (R) @Loudermilk2014

RT @IcarusPundit: Randy Evans can say “Bless your sweet heart” in parliamentarian better than anyone. #shoveyourpointsoforder #gapol

Rep. Juan Vargas (D) @RepJuanVargas

Thanks to all who attended our Immigration #ExecutiveAction orientation in #ElCentro last night! @CCSanDiego @SDACLU http://t.co/3f8Zvnb2IJ

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Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

RT @foodandwater: We're excited to support @louiseslaughter as she prepares to reintroduce #PAMPTA. Let's #saveabx for medicine, not factory farms.

Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Congrats to all of our 2015 #JAGIndiana CDC students, the future of IN is bright! http://t.co/4MTKod8zlV

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Roger Williams (R) @RogerWilliamsTX

Just days after pulling back on their ammo ban, the #ATF is looking at a ban for AR-15 rifles. Unnaceptable http://t.co/wTwzq2jIqm

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D) @repmarkpocan

If missing $108M debt payments is @GovWalker's version of fiscal responsibility - Wisconsin is in deep trouble. #GOP http://t.co/iJeIuUnlqt

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Governor Mike Pence (R) @GovPenceIN

Stopped by this year's @LugarSeries class lunch. Great spending time w/ outstanding Hoosier women leaders http://t.co/SXH6W1a6N1

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Louise Slaughter (D) @louiseslaughter

RT @foodandwater: We're excited to support @louiseslaughter as she prepares to reintroduce #PAMPTA. Let's #saveabx for medicine, not factory farms.

Congressman Al Green (D) @RepAlGreen

Even in the face of grave inequities and invidious discrimination, peaceful protest is always best.

The White House (D) @WhiteHouse

Hey @VP: Ready to join the workout? #GimmeFive of your best reps and pass on the challenge: http://t.co/5gelDzETAE

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Gregory Meeks (D) @GregoryMeeks

I will be on @MSNBC shortly discussing the open letter sent by 47 Republican Senators to #Iran. Tune in.

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to loved ones of Marines killed in Black Hawk crash. So devastating.

Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

A special session will be held July 15 to pass the joint resolution for Medicaid expansion. #utpol #utleg #healthyut

Gary R. Herbert (R) @GovHerbert

.@GovHerbert announces July 15 special session to address Medicaid expansion. http://t.co/vwq7C4v9hz

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

RT @Metro_PR: Amantes de las armas apelan al gusto del gobernador @AGarciaPadilla por ellas. Entérate aquí http://t.co/ql6VNhrzZd

Alejandro (D) @agarciapadilla

Por comenzar sesión preguntas sobre transformación contributiva por metro.pr. Envía tus preguntas con el hashtag #MetroChat. @Metro_PR

Niki Tsongas (D) @nikiinthehouse

The Lowell Mill Girls are woven into the history of MA-03, from the Bread & Roses Riot to Charles Dickens! #3DThursday #WomensHistoryMonth

Dina Titus (D) @repdinatitus

RT @Assemblywoman27: Celebrating women of color with Nevada State Legislators, & dinatitus @repdinatitus #nvleg https://t.co/q1HCYDYRWv

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