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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Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@rjFortunato 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@MinoVlachos 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@DownWithTheBull 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@shivabeach 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@DemosthenesUSA 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@thunactualfacts 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@gailziggy 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

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@13oclock 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

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

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Today, we remember the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Let’s us never forget those who paid the... http://t.co/QDT0utGV

Sen. Robert Menendez (D) @SenatorMenendez

@AlterPolitics 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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