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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Peter Roskam (R) @PeterRoskam

POTUS must decide soon on #Keystone XL project creating 20,000 #jobs & energy security – keep count here: http://t.co/PhfkyU2A

Rep. Chip Cravaack (R) @RepChipCravaack

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I do not support SOPA/PIPA legislation.

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R) @RepHuizenga

I uploaded a @YouTube video http://t.co/LOOSYYax Thanking Our Troops in Afghanistan

Candice Miller (R) @CandiceMiller

I’m opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act currently under consideration in Congress; this legislation needs major... http://t.co/oA6rAvpw

JeffFortenberry (R) @JeffFortenberry

I am opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). I believe SOPA would disrupt the structural integrity of the... http://t.co/RVHcxTzm

Senator Mike Johanns (R) @Mike_Johanns

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Sen. Johanns: President Obama Playing Politics Over Keystone Decision -- http://t.co/j6eouoTK

Judy Biggert (R) @JudyBiggert

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Be sure to read my statement on SOPA. http://t.co/zHJdjvwR

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R) @boblatta

My floor speech from last night on #Keystone. Highlighting the benefits: #4jobs and #energy. http://t.co/804ASrso

Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

ICYMI: Smith Mountain Eagle: Rep. Hurt addresses Bedford Chamber - Smith Mountain Eagle: Local News: http://t.co/SdhKtXuW #VA5

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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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