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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Elizabeth Esty (D) @RepEsty

Speaking soon on House floor to urge House vote on Senate bill to end this reckless govt shutdown http://t.co/kHKB9WXO2s

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Rep. Jared Huffman (D) @RepHuffman

RT @jaketapper: 30 sick children, most w/ cancer, turned away from NIH clinical trials bc of govt shutdown, per WSJ > http://t.co/Z3gCOHxWMI

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Kyrsten Sinema (D) @kyrstensinema

Voted tonite to fund VA 2 limit harm 2 vets caused by shutdown. Not a solution tho-Congress must end the shutdown for our country.

Loretta Sanchez (D) @LorettaSanchez

RT @britneyspears: Go call the po-lice, Go Call The Gu-vunah! Someone tell Congress to get to #WorkBxxCH

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @kramos1841: .@JoeGarcia speaks at press conference introducing Bi-Partisan #immigration reform bill in the House #latism http://t.co/yvjyQeCIxE

Kyrsten Sinema (D) @RepSinema

Calling for a clean budget resolution that ends shutdown and gets US running again.

Tammy Duckworth (D) @RepDuckworth

My google hang out is starting now. Click here to join: https://t.co/RE2GfTMib3

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Charles Rangel (D) @cbrangel

Proud to stabs with my Colleagues in introducing HR15-comprehensive immigration reform #CIR http://t.co/qWfBkiBkdT

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