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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Robin Kelly (D) @Robin42CD

I’m disappointed in the Senators that signed the #IranLetter #Twill https://t.co/01uBcKAlW9

Sen. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

Despite no response from the White House yet, I will continue to press this matter. Find out more here: http://t.co/UOCkghLHEz

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John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

RT @Travon: I had the honor of meeting and talking with @repjohnlewis today and I'll never forget it. Watch the all #Selma #DailyShow tonight!!

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

Today, we met with our Education Advisory Council to discuss current issues happening in our schools. http://t.co/O3XC7RYOb8

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Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

Congress should use every constitutional tool it has to reign in the abuse of power by this President https://t.co/hxdzurZPIt #MakeDCListen

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

@Mathman93 Pray for their souls. Pobrecitas :(

Rep. Andy Harris, MD (R) @RepAndyHarrisMD

It was great meeting with the AP U.S. Government and Politics Class at North East High School this morning! #MD01 http://t.co/YfnPjF6cHy

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Rep. Andy Harris, MD (R) @RepAndyHarrisMD

It was great meeting with the AP U.S. Government and Politics Class at North East High School this morning! #MD01 http://t.co/e0vnIHdXGX

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Dan Malloy (D) @DanMalloyCT

“Libertarian” senator @SenRandPaul says #MarriageEquality “offends” him. Wow. http://t.co/EgmNiy2GBh

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Pete Aguilar (D) @aguilarpete

RT @RepPeteAguilar: Today we honor the women who have moved us forward & to those who continue to blaze trails. Happy #InternationalWomensDay !

Robin Kelly (D) @RepRobinKelly

.@SecretaryCastro It was great talking with you this morning about HUD

Mac Thornberry (R) @MacTXPress

RT @JonOnTheHill: Thornberry on the White House, Taliban & terror “If that doesn’t make them terrorists, I don’t know what they are." http://t.co/Up93ssPigX

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John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

Our march continues. There is work still to be done. Dedicate yourself to nonviolent social change, and together we will get there. #Selma50

Justin Amash (R) @justinamash

RT @TPCarney: Walker and Rubio go to Iowa and support the ethanol mandate.

Joyce Beatty (D) @RepBeatty

From Selma to Sunday morning in Birmingham at Dexter Church to Alabama State Capitol http://t.co/D69itIOSq3

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Rod Blum (R) @RodBlum

RT @ScottWalker: Great event with @BlumforCongress and our friends in Dubuque, IA tonight

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Leadership Consensus Neuroscience invites & requires a ' Global Meeting of Minds 'Former President EU Barroso http://t.co/2nz8nGIPOb

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @MNSECONDCHANCE: Honored to be finishing the last of the #selma50 pilgrimage with @keithellison and his Daughter @CarletonNews http://t.co/XRnGa280c6

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Congressman Ami Bera (D) @RepBera

Today marks a solemn anniversary, Bloody Sunday. May we never forget. http://t.co/5ge9Y0mnwU

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