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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Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

Proud to be part of the largest group of women serving in Congress. We've made history! #WomenSucceed http://t.co/doKiQbtPOj

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Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

Today we passed HR 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.Economic growth can’t come from DC - only from Main St

Dennis Ross (R) @RepDennisRoss

Today we passed HR 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.Economic growth can’t come from DC

Governor Walker (R) @GovWalker

RT @BillKristol: Next week, Scott Walker will go to the Packers' game, root for his state's team, & sit in the cheap seats & freeze with the common people.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

Live at 12:30pmEST: Republicans are debating bills to roll back Wall Street reform. Watch Democrats try to stop them: http://t.co/nlSYE33UlT

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Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Coming up at 9:10amET: Sen. Sanders will be on #MSNBC talking with @jdbalart about the #Keystone pipeline.

Bernie Sanders (I) @SenSanders

Happening now: Sen. Sanders is on #MSNBC talking with @jdbalart about the #Keystone pipeline.

Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Kicking off a press conference with Rep. Stephen Lynch and Sen. Bob Graham about the 28 pgs http://t.co/C4D36dSotj

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

SWSJ: When Obama took office the debt was $10.6 trillion. It has grown $7,514,567,086,650.22

Brian Sandoval (R) @BrianSandoval

I'm honored to serve our great state and nation as Nevada’s Lt. Governor. Let’s get to work. (Photo… http://t.co/jibXQpjrui

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @zachdcarter: A serious 2016 fight is brewing among Dems over trade policy: http://t.co/ilxINvS2dC

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Office of Sen. Kaine (D) @SenKaineOffice

Hiring in VA? Tweet at us for help spreading the word. Alorica in Norfolk is hiring 150 sales positions. Learn more: http://t.co/PnJT3y1qXZ

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Dr. Phil Roe (R) @DrPhilRoe

It was an honor to be sworn in to for the 114th Congress today. I am proud to represent the First District. http://t.co/xGtZGoOUFs

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Michael McCaul (R) @RepMcCaul

It was great having my family in DC today for my swearing if ceremony. Proud to serve Texas' 10th District. http://t.co/yvBCSOsbWI

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Susan W. Brooks (R) @SusanWBrooks

Proud to be stand with my fellow Hoosier Reps at today's swearing in with @SenDanCoats. Ready to get to work! http://t.co/yA4qB8YlHv

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Senator Ron Johnson (R) @SenRonJohnson

Health coverage pain that they advocated comes to Harvard faculty. http://t.co/eiVPqetBVd

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Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is listed #2 on the @TheRoot's 7 People to watch in 2015. http://t.co/eaXriGut7b

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Muriel Bowser (D) @MayorBowser

Our schools were open, heated, and ready for our children.

Albio Sires (D) @RepSires

My statement on the Port Authority report to privatize PATH and suspend overnight services: http://t.co/KIQHBKMvE6

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Maxine Waters (D) @MaxineWaters

Read my statement, celebrating the fighting spirit of sports broadcasting legend Stuart Scott. http://t.co/f1wFseYlmR

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