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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Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

The President did the right thing by postponing the vote in Congress, acknowledging we have a new diplomatic channel we should pursue #Syria

Rep. Dan Kildee (D) @RepDanKildee

September 11th -- a day we will #neverforget

G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Today, we remember and honor the more than 3,000 lives lost twelve years ago on 9/11. I pray for the strength of... http://t.co/oOXgfyCmUo

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G. K. Butterfield (D) @GKButterfield

Today we remember and honor the nearly 3,000 lives lost twelve years ago on 9/11. I pray for the strength of... http://t.co/VGIzJHaU6P

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Andrew Romanoff (D) @andrewromanoff

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Lord Acton: "History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul." #NeverForget #September11

Bill Owens (D) @BillOwensNY

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
SiriusXM users tune to Ch 124 at Noon. Rep Owens will be live with @morningbriefing's Tim Farley to talk Syria and @NoLabels bipartisanship

Donald Payne Jr. (D) @RepDonaldPayne

We honor the 1000s taken from us 12 yrs ago & the people who heroically rushed to their aid #september11 #NeverForget http://t.co/5VSACE3CN5

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Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D) @RepLowenthal

Joined my colleagues on the steps of the @uscapitol today to #honor911. We will never forget. http://t.co/exDb0xA4Ya

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Tim Ryan (D) @TimRyan

Watching The Ed Show video: Judge rules Wisconsin collective bargaining changes legal - http://t.co/9XCWas5fkQ via @msnbc

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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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