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.

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Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

"George Bush didn't call for self-deportation" = probably the biggest applause the left will ever give him. #Latism #debate @BarackObama

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

If #MittRomney wants to make numbers appear out of nowhere every time they pop in his head, at least sound like he believes in them. #debate

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

#MittRomney dodging the "difference with Bush" question by complaining about timekeeping . . . a new low in a night of lows. #debate

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

Great answer by @BarackObama - "I'll get back to you on women's equal pay" isn't advocating for the middle class. #debate #MittRomney #jobs

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

Shorter #MittRomney - "If you're going to hire women, you'd better have staff who know how to pay them less and get away with it." #debate

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

"Of course they add up" = teenager asking for the car keys and the parents want to know where you're going. #debate #MittRomney

Donna Christensen (D) @DelegateDonna

Everyone in country who saw & heard our President state accomlishments & vision for future knows we need 4 more yrs & Dem Congress. VOTE,

Jim Moran (D) @Jim_Moran

Are you watching the VP debate? Tune into @wusa9 at 11pm for my post-debate analysis

Jim Moran (D) @Jim_Moran

Stay up for the VP debate? I'll be on @wusa9 at 11pm to discuss the debate and other important issues facing Northern Virginia.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Romney: "It's not that Dodd-Frank always was wrong with too much regulation...sometimes they didn't come out with the clear regulation."

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @EWErickson: Don't be too hard on Martha Raddatz. It's really hard to ask Joe Biden for specifics on hope and change.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @seanhannity: WHAT are you giggling at? This actually isn't even funny anymore. I am legitimately concerned Biden is not OK

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Is 800 million billion a real number Vice President #Biden ? #VPDebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

A friend just said VP #Biden must have skipped kindergarten bc he hasn't learned to share time or wait until it's his turn. #VPDebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @GOP: Biden Claims He Voted Against Afghanistan, Iraq Wars: http://t.co/N8RWHtaw (FACT CHECK: He voted for them)

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @jamiedupree: Ryan smacks Biden on Syria; no smiles or head shaking from Biden on this one

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security... http://t.co/eywVfyCS

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @FixAaron: Ryan: "I don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life and their faith." #vpdebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @SamFeistCNN: CNN Focus group loved it when Ryan talked about the debt crisis. Women more than men. #CNNUndecideds #CNNDebate

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