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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John Garamendi (D) @RepGaramendi

In the next few hours, we have the opportunity to transform a crisis into a remarkable opportunity http://t.co/myXbjMGCQz #transportation

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D) @RepTerriSewell

RT @kindredmotes: Los #Republicans en US House no comprenden la problema urgente de inmigracion reforma y quieren detenerlo. Es inexcusable. @RepTerriSewell

Rep. Shea-Porter (D) @RepSheaPorter

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Met Alexis Ploss, a rising @NEAStudents star! We spoke about student loan debt. An inspiration— and one day a great teacher #degreesnotdebt

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

There are people, it seems, who have come to Washington just to disrupt government. They want to disrupt and destruct. #hardball

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) @repcleaver

One Member can sicken our entire body politic. #hardball

Suzanne Bonamici (D) @RepBonamici

RT @frankthorpNBC: House Rules Cmte will meet today at 5:30pm to give the House same-day authority to allow bills to be considered quicker than normal

MurielBowser (D) @MurielBowser

Thank you @CM_McDuffie for your endorsement. With you support, I’m ready to re-energize our city. The District’s time is now. #DCision14

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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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