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!

Rep. George Holding (R) @RepHolding

May 16, 2013 - George Holding Delivers One Minute Speech on Administration Failures http://t.co/6apzvGuPTl

Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

RT @RoyBlunt: This is ridiculous. #Benghazi, #IRS now reports #EPA review claims showing bias against conservative groups. http://t.co/aAu0h96k3b

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

I'm a cosponsor of the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, prohibiting the IRS from implementing any of #ObamaCare http://t.co/niBNh6GcGp

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Just wrapped up a .@FinanacialCmte hearing with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White

Dave Camp (R) @GOPCAMPAC

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Salute to Middle Tennessee Republican Party Chairmen - Home - Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate http://t.co/kfps6BPh3A

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Dave Camp (R) @GOPCAMPAC

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Join @lamaralexander and @govmikehuckabee in Smyrna on July 20th More here: http://t.co/oiX2kszhxy #TNGOP

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@DinaFraioli I'm transported to an animal shelter with a crusty-eyed cat.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Hey @ArsenioHall next time we'll meet outside the restroom! Good meeting you tonight my friend

Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @wacotrib: New tornado warning issued for Hamilton, Coryell counties until 9:45p - http://t.co/NzsdETrFpb: http://t.co/T8cjpppxqZ

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Roger Williams (R) @RepRWilliams

RT @wacotrib: New tornado warning issued for Hamilton, Coryell counties until 9:45p - http://t.co/NzsdETrFpb: http://t.co/T8cjpppxqZ

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Speaker John Boehner (R) @SpeakerBoehner

Holy cow. "Woman to Run Tour de France Route" via @RunnersWorld http://t.co/7ucWBcxMYz

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Rick Larsen (D) @RepRickLarsen

I'm hiring in my #Everett office RT @waidf Job: Community Liaison for Rep. Rick Larsen http://t.co/8VBm0arI9N

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Lynn Jenkins (R) @lynnjenkins

RT @ali: Epic problems in our fed gov't: IRS - tea party, Tom Perez conducting secret offline work, 25k Benghazi docs unreleased, Holder's recusal.

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

According to CRS, veterans are more likely to experience homelessness than the general population. That's why... http://t.co/zyciQRpQcM

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Albio Sires (D) @RepSires

Immigration Rally last month #dc http://t.co/u1t9K0dwuy

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Lois Capps (D) @RepLoisCapps

Ceres, one of our innovative Central Coast companies, was highlighted at this year’s Energy Innovation Summit.... http://t.co/bP17rJQJAq

Screenshots of links in this tweet

RepBThompson (D) @BennieGThompson

Yes! Bring Jackson back to life!!!RT @WLBT: Jackson getting a movie theater http://t.co/cTxa0P2ugc

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.