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.

Original Dutch version:

Politwoops.nl

Recent Politwoops

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Rep. James Lankford (R) @SenatorLankford

Here is a great story that shows fracking is one of the safest and cleanest methods to produce natural gas. http://t.co/HqYpsTnF

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

.@orlandosentinel http://t.co/jdvVXq6h 7 @WKMG http://t.co/AgKHOpRl feature my new mobile app to help residents engage& share ideas. #sayfie

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

.@orlandosentinel http://t.co/jdvVXq6h & @WKMG http://t.co/AgKHOpRl feature my new mobile app to help residents engage& share ideas. #sayfie

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep Tim Walberg (R) @RepWalberg

Let's tap into America's abundant energy supply: http://t.co/Y3YVRem1

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
The Border Tunnel Prevention Act is vital to the country and Arizona to combat illegal crossborder tunnels. http://t.co/ocTJvv8c

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @jimgeraghty: Bill Maher, fan of using the C-word to describe GOP women, will host a fundraiser for the Alabama Democratic Party. http://t.co/YF9QXDLv

Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @WFPLNews: McConnell: Obama Wants Higher Gas Prices http://t.co/j8AhUC99

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Stephen Fincher (R) @RepFincherTN08

RT @financialcmte: Initiatives in #JOBSAct have all received #bipartisan support in Congress, Prez’s Jobs Council & #smallbiz community.

LEETERRYNE (R) @LEETERRYNE

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Terry, Subcommittee Address Rising Gasoline Prices http://t.co/RfHNsf8t

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

RT @PHerald_JoeyC: US Rep. @KellyAyotte made the case for Air Natl Guard at Pease in talk w/ Gen. Raymond Johns Wed: http://t.co/3yj1BOBs @seacoastonline

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Results per page

close

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.

Get the archive data file.