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. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Good work team-We won the bronze bracket for the #NMC. Thank you for all your help over the past few weeks during the challenge. #PA11 #NEPA

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

We've seen this movie below - kicking the can down the road. Wash Post editorial: "#Iran’s hard bargain" http://t.co/ddGsQEvz

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @ChelsiePaulson: You know you're a huge nerd when you get excited about your monthly Google Account Activity Report.

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

Talking with Cardinal Wuerl before @FoxNewsSunday

Rep. Bill Flores (R) @RepBillFlores

RT @Aaronrush2112: @RepBillFlores Hello congressman thank you for all you do for us out here in our God's country

Rep. Richard Hanna (R) @RepRichardHanna

Nice day to be with Western American Legion Post and 86 year old veteran Pete Cummins #Vets #NY22 http://t.co/lDo0YXz9

Rep Tim Walberg (R) @RepWalberg

Cool, I'm about to reach 4,500 followers! See the rest of my stats at Twitter Counter: http://t.co/LymTU11b

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) @kaybaileyhutch

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Please read my weely column, Honoring the Fallen: #MemorialDay 2012 http://t.co/BEZMUurt

CongressmanBobTurner (R) @USRepBobTurner

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
2day, let us honor the memory of the brave men & women who gave their lives in the line of service 2 our country. http://t.co/ArZRgj0i #NY09

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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.

Get the archive data file.