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. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

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

Rep Rodney Alexander (R) @USRepAlexander

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Shutting Door on Keystone, is shutting door on American jobs. Puting politics above our economy and energy security.

Rep Rodney Alexander (R) @USRepAlexander

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Shutting Door on Keystone, is shutting door on American jobs. President's decision puts politics above our economy and energy security.

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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I oppose #SOPA - Stop Online Piracy Act- it gives Gov't too much power over internet free speech. Sorry Mr. President, this is a democracy.

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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President is ridiculously irresposible in denying Keystone Project, my statement here: http://t.co/Zo5510Rg

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

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President is ridiculously irresposible in denying Keystone Project, my statement here: http://t.co/Zo5510Rg

Senator Roy Blunt (R) @RoyBlunt

Glad I could stop by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at @NWMOSTATE to talk to about job creation: http://t.co/3VicIu7o

Mario Diaz- Balart (R) @MarioDB

State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee met with his Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. Jordan is key to achiev... http://t.co/nnaV0O6O

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Despite the 6 million jobs lost under POTUS, he has decided to pull the plug on Keystone XL Pipeline. Too many #jobs at stake Mr. President

Rep. Rick Berg (R) @RepRickBerg

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By rejecting #KXL pipeline, Pres. Obama has again put poltics ahead of American jobs: http://t.co/fT7aNijt

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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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