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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Gerry Connolly (D) @GerryConnolly

70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Thinking of Gus Gustafson who was at Pearl and Tokyo Bay in '45. Thank you all vets!

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D) @RepCuellar

Today we honor the sacrifices made to defend our nation at #Pearl Harbor. Read a first account from @washingtonpost at http://t.co/GqnH2sjO

Nita Lowey (D) @NitaLowey

Romney: "I don't have a political career." Huh? #RJC2012

Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

We must continue to honor the men and women who continue to serve our nation in the armed forces. #VetsforJobs

Yvette D. Clarke (D) @YvetteClarke

That’s the reason I will host a form on Saturday on opportunities for veterans in small business. http://t.co/BVB1Nf4j #VetsforJobs

Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D) @RepCardoza

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On December 7, 1941, Pear Harbor was attacked. I would like honor this day by thanking all of our veterans for their sacrifice and service.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@libertariangrl2 The Senator’s vote on record is in FAVOR of the Udall Amdt to take out the detainee language in NDAA http://t.co/1SYlBsvI

Senator Patty Murray (D) @PattyMurray

1 of 46k in WA who will lose their unemployment benefits if Congress doesn’t act? Share your story: http://t.co/siNGqHEg #extendUI

Mazie Hirono (D) @maziehirono

Congrats to @UHHilo on receiving a $2 million investment from the National Science Foundation! http://t.co/GxshetXo @nsf #STEM

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@jassicalynne The Senator’s vote on record is in FAVOR of the Udall Amdt to take out the detainee language in NDAA http://t.co/1SYlBsvI

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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.

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.

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