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. Beto O'Rourke (D) @RepBetoORourke

I inspected the grounds of Fort Bliss National Cemetery this morning to look at ongoing beautification efforts. http://t.co/vCYznvzCmr

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MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

I invite you to walk DC’s Ward 3 neighborhood with me this Thursday, July 3rd! Meet us at 3 pm on MacArthur Blvd and 47th Pl. NW. #DCision14

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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

~700,000 Americans receive pink slips unless Congress passes a #Transportation bill #RebuildAmerica http://t.co/ddmIxL7iQC

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US Rep. Filemon Vela (D) @RepFilemonVela

RT @Jim_Sheridan: Robin Thicke is getting terrible abuse on the #AskThicke hashtag. Maybe If he'd dressed less provocative & stayed sober it wouldn't happen?

Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Launched my new #Instagram account on Monday with my first selfie. Check it out at http://t.co/kW1ULO3IkD

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John Carney (D) @John_Carney

Tonight marks the 328th anniversary of Caesar Rodney’s midnight ride to Philadelphia, casting his historic vote for Independence. #netDE

Erin McClelland (D) @ErinforPA

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Just taking a quick moment to thank you all for your generous support of our campaign to bring pragmatic... http://t.co/EmBT0EB2l5

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @RepBarbaraLee: Great read by @NancyPelosi. Shameful that US is only industrialized country w/o paid family leave. #womensucceed http://t.co/M2L054Utl1

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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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