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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Doug LaMalfa (R) @DougLaMalfa

Bullet Train: Show Us the Money http://t.co/TTQvMn7Wxj you can't because there isn't "the money". Still they spend and take land.

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Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Today, I voted for the DHS Appropriations Act, which secures our homeland & upholds the Constitution. I urge the Senate to act swiftly

John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

RT @RepGutierrez: In 1 year, GOP devolved on #immigration from supporting citizenship to mass deportation with votes today. http://t.co/VFlCcMwWvA #latism #p2

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

In NY, property tax is the highest tax. It's the highest property tax in the US—a terrible issue across the state. http://t.co/vPU13Bhpjq

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

I polled my constituents & they overwhelmingly support efforts to halt the President's #executiveaction on amnesty to the DHS approps bill.

Ed Royce (R) @RepEdRoyce

RT @wolfblitzer: I'll also interview House Foreign Affairs Chairman @RepEdRoyce on #ParisShooting #CharlieHebdo developments. @CNNSitRoom 5-7PM ET @CNN

Idaho Governor (R) @ButchOtter

Please take a moment of silence tomorrow at 12PM PST/1PM MST for the victims of the shootings in Moscow. http://t.co/DkWphRM5QU

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Rep. Peter Welch (D) @PeterWelch

My Facebook Q & A has started! Join the conversation here: https://t.co/DRtcVsznuq #vtpoli http://t.co/yUSkLw5BE9

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Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons

Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

My 5th State of the State will begin monetarily. You can watch it on @Livestream here: http://t.co/kAsOPf6rhI #NJSOTS2015

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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

Stakeout Tuesday. @ United States Capitol http://t.co/ic7KQyzaKU

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Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Reminder: @NYStateofHealth open enrollment ends January 15. Apply now for health insurance coverage starting Feb 1: https://t.co/nGEBtWlBS0

Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

RT @Shell_US: Governor Snyder, @onetoughnerd, visiting with the Shell Eco-marathon team from @cedarville. #NAIAS #SEM2015 http://t.co/pnai0vjqtD

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Senator Rand Paul (R) @RandPaul

RT @danbayens: Packed house at Sullivan U in Louisville for forum on the REDEEM Act. Police Chief Steve Conrad here. http://t.co/lEq9q9M6LQ

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Sensenbrenner Press (R) @JimPressOffice

I'm on the @SykesCharlie show this morning to talk about Homeland Security appropriations. Tune in now: http://t.co/Dw2y19DwKj

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Governor Rick Snyder (R) @onetoughnerd

Michigan drivers pay $539 more annually in additional vehicle costs, including repairs #FixTheRoads

Shelley Moore Capito (R) @SenCapito

RT @demkeJN: .@SenCapito: American people want the Keystone pipeline http://t.co/MqwsDqYoz0

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

LISTEN: We the Podcast -- Episode 1: Retaliation https://t.co/0gUEcKM6n0 #WethePodcast

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