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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Lindsey Graham (R) @GrahamBlog

Speaking with student reports earlier today at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville. http://t.co/lGAVTHwy

David Vitter (R) @DavidVitter

Help my friend @DeanHeller - the conservative Sen. from Nev. win reelection so Harry Reid doesn’t get another vote: https://t.co/18vOKks0

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Last week, I testified on the #EPIC Act before a @GOPoversight subcommittee. Watch the video: http://t.co/M5JzCvkR #ar2

John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

Kline: Entitlement reform

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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CBO: after pension & HC counted, federal workers total compensation is 16% more than pvt sector equivalent #ar2 #epic http://t.co/GISDW5Md

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

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Learn more about the End Pensions in Congress Act (#EPIC): http://t.co/TaBDAz7v

Patrick McHenry (R) @PatrickMcHenry

@SteveCase Thanks again for your support crowdfunding. Would love to meet and discuss further.

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

On January 31 1865, the House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. #history http://t.co/Y1MlbLyL

Rep. Todd Young (R) @RepToddYoung

More animals: I also visited the Brown County Humane Society. They have a 97% save right, one of the highest in... http://t.co/StvuDALF

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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.

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