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.

Original Dutch version:

Politwoops.nl

Recent Politwoops

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @RepBarbaraLee: Failure to #RenewUI hurts all Americans - esp. communities of color: Af Am & Latino unemployment rates up to twice counterparts!

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

Surveying storm damage from tornado that touched down in Madison County last night: http://t.co/KPER61TWf5

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

RT @lynnsweet: "Need to shut down" pipeline of guns flowing to Chicago, @dickdurbin on Senate floor now http://t.co/JslyCcECna

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Andrew Cuomo (D) @NYGovCuomo

"All we can do is offer our prayers & the warm embrace of New Yorkers. The family of NY stands with Madison County." http://t.co/RX1gxJvNt1

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Joaquin Castro (D) @Castro4Congress

Getting ready w/ TX delegation to watch the Senate confirm my brother @JulianCastro as HUD Sec. Watch live... http://t.co/pheKJ9XlZL

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Dick Durbin (D) @DickDurbin

Chicago Sun-Times: Durbin To Senate: After Chicago shootings, try after on gun curbs http://t.co/ZWD8drlFaS #DurbinNews

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Bobby Scott (D) @repbobbyscott

Had a great meeting w/ Richmond International Speedway Pres. Dennis Bickmeier @RIRPrez @RIRInsider http://t.co/DsQVuiwcIb

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

If my German father was alive to watch yesterday's #WorldCup match - he'd be going nuts now waiting for next victim! http://t.co/IQThuz73tK

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Congressman Sam Farr (D) @RepSamFarr

Join me for a live Telephone Town Hall at 6:30 pm tonight. Central Coast residents can join by calling 877-229-8493 with the code 19073

Jackie Speier (D) @RepSpeier

If my German father was alive to watch yesterday's #WorldCup match - he'd be going nuts now waiting for next victim! http://t.co/UcmtCACtNp

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Results per page

close

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.

Get the archive data file.