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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Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Over 70 constituents are at my Congress On Your Corner in Corfu! Thanks to everyone who showed up! http://t.co/D3h0fwdj

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Great to stop by Seaman's Hardware and see my friend Gail. http://t.co/Z2vNdzoV

Bob Brady (D) @RepBrady

Despite the assault on federal nutrition programs under the GOP led House, I I have been a consistent advocate... http://t.co/2vRRRRK3

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D) @RepBecerra

I applaud @whitehouse’s superb choice of C. Muñoz as Dir of DP Council, and I look 4wrd 2 continue wrking w/her in her new role. #latism

Gary Peters (D) @SenGaryPeters

At 10:30am I will hold a press conference at Pontiac City Hall to discuss how Pontiac's Emergency Manager mismanaged Pontiac federal funding

Richard Blumenthal (D) @SenBlumenthal

Blumenthal & @jahimes in Norwalk #CT for a contract signing of the #HUD grant for accessible assisted living units http://t.co/MVkXa5TS

John Conyers (D) @repjohnconyers

RT @OfficialCBC: Rep. John Conyers @repjohnconyers and Senator Edward Brooke first introduced legislature to create #MLK day in 1979 but fell 5 votes short

Judy Chu (D) @RepJudyChu

10th Circuit Court ruling on unconstitutional Sharia ban is a #civilrights victory! @CAIR http://t.co/6kRPwt2x

Rep Donna F Edwards (D) @repdonnaedwards

I'll be on @myfoxdc tomorrow morning to discuss priorities for 2012. Hope you can tune in!

Kathy Hochul (D) @RepKathyHochul

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Stop by my Congress On Your Corner tomorrow at the Churchville Village Office @ 23 East Buffalo St @ 2PM to discuss important #WNY issues!

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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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