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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Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @ElectRoemer: Please nominate @BuddyRoemer in #government for his efforts to get $$ out of politics [LINK] http://t.co/pZjbUY5j

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

25 days & counting of this Administration's inaction on thousands of manufacturing & construction jobs. #WeCantWait #KeystoneXL

David Rivera (R) @RepRivera

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Tune in sometime after 7

Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

Check out my Op-ed in @theeagle on my Reconnecting Congress w/America Initiative. http://t.co/WtKQU2b5 Visit http://t.co/tcVcYkRy. #TX17

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @reverik: @BuddyRoemer I can't keep up w/ politics, sports, my kids and my job. I need you to pass a bill in support of doppelgangers #robotoverlords

Mark Kirk (R) @SenatorKirk

Tonight, we mourn the death of Congressman Ed Derwinski - our first Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Keep his family in your thoughts.

Rep. Phil Gingrey,MD (R) @RepPhilGingrey

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Looking forward to speaking w/ Druck on @WRGA @ 8:20 this morning.

Rep Tim Walberg (R) @RepWalberg

Michigan's tourism site ranks # 1 in U.S! http://t.co/Ko6zp8uP

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

I oppose #SOPA and #PIPA and support keeping the web #OPEN. If you agree, post in the comments and change your... http://t.co/iB7DU8Oq

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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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