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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Ron Kind (D) @KindforCongress

@mittromney easily suggested sending people to war in order to prove their alliance to the US, especially those who can't vote #kindchat12

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

.@BarackObama is right. #MittRomney #immigration adviser Kris Kobach is #SB1070 mastermind. Here's Romney quote http://t.co/BhBgSHcl #debate

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D) @keithellison

RT @Politicolnews: Way off topic, Romney is an ass. Obama is winning this one. #Debate

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

If "apology tour" is the biggest zinger #MittRomney memorized tonight, someone should be fired. #debate #p2

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

#PaulRyan told the country he and #MittRomney have no differences on foreign policy. Big arm-waving now won't change it. #debate #p2

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

The "@BarackObama is too smart for his own good" bandwagon is shrinking by the minute. Interesting Sunday talk shows this week. #debate #p2

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

What in the hoot and hell does this have to do with gun control? #debate #MittRomney #p2

Raul M. Grijalva (D) @RepRaulGrijalva

Shorter #MittRomney: "I won't do anything unless all my lobbyists agree." #debate #p2 #BarackObama

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Skillful job of getting his strong points in, women, immigrants, and just now,education.

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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.

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