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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Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

I am proud to have been appointed to the #EthicsCommittee by Minority Leader #Pelosi. #Congress

Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

I will work with my colleagues, Republicans and Democrats, to protect the integrity of #Congress.

Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

Most Americans agree if you don't do your job, you don't get paid—#nobudgetnopay. http://t.co/1mxPVeBm

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Eric Swalwell (D) @ericswalwell

I'm voting no on a 3-month extension to the debt ceiling. Student councils pass budgets longer than that. I ran for #Congress to #thinkBig

Eric Swalwell (D) @ericswalwell

Today I was elected as Ranking Member of the House @SciCmteDems Subcommittee for Energy, where I'll work to create new clean energy jobs.

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) @RepHartzler

I will be speaking on the House Floor shortly to thank Congresswoman Emerson for her many years of service. Tune in to #CSPAN

Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Anybody else hate the "princess" Volkswagen you see around campus? #bsu

Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

I will defend our Second Amendment rights against the unwarranted attacks announced by our President today. http://t.co/JmGqHlkX

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Pedro Pierluisi (D) @pedropierluisi

Desconocemos si es correcto q alguien d origenPRño es parte d la situación en Argelia.Mi oficina esta monitoreando y haciendo averiguaciones

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

Seems like romney has president on defensive

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

#UNIPanthers uni scores first T D. IllST LEADS 19/78

ChuckGrassley (R) @ChuckGrassley

On way to church 2day in Iowa I saw dead deer along road reminding me of close call I had. So many deer dead tells me Iowa needs longer cson

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Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

50,000 volunteers signed up to help set the state for #inaug2013

Mike Fitzpatrick (R) @RepFitzpatrick

50,000 volunteers signed up to help set the stage for #inagu2013

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Thanks to Pedro Diaz for his video of my statement regarding the political status of Puerto Rico.http://t.co/wh4m4Tah @pedrodiaz_pnp

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Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

En unos minutos estare en @notiuno 5PM hora de Puerto Rico y 4pm hora del este.

Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

The U.S. Capitol is beautifully decorated and ready for tomorrow. Lots of excitement everywhere. http://t.co/HIK3kf6K

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Jose E. Serrano (D) @RepJoseSerrano

Had the pleasure of meeting a group of students from Reinhardt University -Georgia, here for the inauguration. http://t.co/Jp1j13ev

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