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.

Original Dutch version:

Politwoops.nl

Recent Politwoops

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @ChrisMurphyCT: Hey @SenRandPaul, we're open for biz today too. We CTers don't consider this a snowstorm. http://t.co/4NaurZGs17

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) @SenAlexander

RT @AshbrookCenter: Ashbrook Scholar alumni attend the Ashbrook reception honoring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in… https://t.co/8oMngSmcQG

Mike Enzi (R) @SenatorEnzi

RT @BudgetGOP: MUST READ: Sen.@KellyAyotte is working to help make our govt. more #efficient, more #effective and more #accountable. http://t.co/Hmi4kR7zie

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Chaka Fattah (D) @chakafattah

Fattah / making a difference Brain a Health & Science http://t.co/XDkuL1DyQS via @youtube

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Gov. Robert Bentley (R) @GovernorBentley

.@NWSHuntsville issues Local Area Emergency (LAE) for Franklin, Limestone, Madison [AL] till 3:00 PM CST Link: http://t.co/2bFMVeQQJx

Screenshots of links in this tweet

US Rep E.B.Johnson (D) @RepEBJ

Snow Day in Dallas and DC? What are the odds!

Grace Meng (D) @RepGraceMeng

I just flew 1,117m in a totally crazy game of #JetpackJoyride on iPhone. http://t.co/nAeBLORW1u http://t.co/vHLqcS513s

Screenshots of links in this tweet

David Young (IA-3) (R) @RepDavidYoung

I voted yes for the Passenger Rail Reform & Investment Act, makes transportation cheaper & more accountable. #IA03 http://t.co/JCWk4IGw3I

Screenshots of links in this tweet

D Wasserman Schultz (D) @DWStweets

The Hill came to my house to cook with me last week! Video and story here: http://t.co/dcWMhPqkRg #cleancooking

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Martha Roby (R) @RepMarthaRoby

RT @yhn: .@RepMarthaRoby: Hillary’s ‘secret email account’ proves @StateDept may be hiding #Benghazi info http://t.co/Ac97wl6VUy #alpolitics

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

It was great to meet with Olympic gold medalist and @AuburnU alumnus, Rowdy Gaines. #WarEagle! http://t.co/GXuNsc44W2

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Charles Rangel (D) @cbrangel

RT @mbkratter: @MotherJones What does that say about Congressman Charlie Rangel @cbrangel since he resolved to eat breakfast?: http://t.co/ddFAtPxLVQ

Team GT (R) @GT_TeamGT

I'll be chairing a hearing tomorrow on #WatersoftheUS, to prevent government overreach + protect #ag #farms + #smallbiz. #EPA #water

Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

ICYMI: Last night I joined @seanhannity on @FoxNews to discuss #CPAC2015, @netanyahu's speech & more. Watch: https://t.co/Zhsqb84WlE

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Tim Murphy (R) @RepTimMurphy

I was pleased to welcome Prime Minister #Netenyahu of #Israel to Congress this AM. http://t.co/LOtoSDHQF9

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Team GT (R) @GT_TeamGT

RT @SteveScalise: #OTD 84 years ago, the #StarSpangledBanner became our National Anthem. http://t.co/ls1Rbeo7go

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Jan Schakowsky (D) @janschakowsky

.@GrahamBlog What's disappointing are the sexist comments you made about the first woman Speaker of the House. @BV: http://t.co/kHRITHhY6t

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Come to #CoffeeClub Sunday, 3:30-4:30pm at Coffee Rush (1949 W Ray Rd, Suite 40, Chandler). See you there! http://t.co/dydmAGhpt2

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) @SenatorCantwell

Sen. Cantwell presses oil executives to fast-track use of safer rail cars: http://t.co/X5oFlaAoiD via @the_daily_news

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Results per page

close

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.