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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Susan Collins (R) @SenatorCollins

"2 of the participants were supervisors – one with 22 years of service and the other with 21... Not a 1 time event" #SecretService

Susan Collins (R) @SenatorCollins

"2 of the participants were supervisors – one with 22 years of service and the other with 21... Not a 1 time incident" #SecretService

Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

May 23: #MayIs4Troops: The @USAirForce was part of the @USArmy until 1946, known as the #ArmyAirCorps

Rep. Jon Runyan (R) @RepJonRunyan

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Speaking at Sheriff Jean Stanfield's Senior Expo at the Masonic Home is Burlington Twp. http://t.co/A6EUB2C4

Rep. Tim Griffin (R) @LtGovTimGriffin

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
#2 You earn money by working. (But if you earn too much, @BarackObama will say that’s not fair.) #ObamaEconomics #MAYG

Tom Graves (R) @RepTomGraves

Reminder that on Thursday, we're holding our #Senior Fair in @DaltonGeorgia. Hope to see you there! @downtowndalton @DaltonBusiness

Susan Collins (R) @SenatorCollins

RT @bangordailynews: French woman who was on diverted international flight will face no charges: http://t.co/IedmcwKA via @bangordailynews

Bob Goodlatte (R) @RepGoodlatte

It's Natl Small Business Week. Thanks to 27 million small biz in U.S./#VA06. I will continue to support pro-growth policies #4jobs.

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Join my Facebook discussion on @MikeBloomberg and his idea to revive our economy with illegal immigrants. http://t.co/kPQpk65P

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

Internal emails obtained by @NatResources questions the science used by the Obama #admin to counter #uranium mining http://t.co/uVwfMXNb

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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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