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. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Last wk Az. Republic ran a column accusing me & @darrylissa of being on a #FastandFurious "Witch hunt" See my response http://t.co/EB0NUTBV

Rep. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

Thanks to Greg at WWDW, Nick at WHLF, Joe @WCHVNEWS, Bill @mvillemedia, and Rick 7 Jane @1070WINA for having me on your shows this AM. #VA5

LEETERRYNE (R) @LEETERRYNE

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
http://t.co/nrwkG1cU

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

My office staff will be traveling to the district this month to hear your concerns & offer help, chk out skd here: http://t.co/nTsm4DLv

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

My office staff will be traveling to the district this month to hear your concerns & offer help, chk out skd here: http://t.co/yvPJZzmw

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D. (R) @TomCoburn

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Financial audit shows cont'd waste, fraud at HHS. Ex) $866 million unaccounted for.@RepBoustany & I request explanation:http://t.co/pXtGnHhH

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

RT @gopipac: . @SenToomey RT please! Student leaders at UPenn show support for U.S.-Israel relationship http://t.co/nGGl8m22

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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@rickhasen Dems want limits. Reps want disclosure. Thanks to the #SuperPAC we have neither (aside from voluntary participation).

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

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RT @democracynow: Reversing his stance that #SuperPACs are a "threat to our democracy," Obama asks wealthy to donate http://t.co/aewHewBy #2012 election

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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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