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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CongressmanBobTurner (R) @USRepBobTurner

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Rep. Turner with @eric_ulrich and Grand Marshall Gene Burch at the Glendale-Ridgewood #MemorialDay Parade in Qns. #NY09 http://t.co/mwhFC2z3

Daniel Webster (R) @RepWebster

Remembering those who have lost their lives in our nation's service and valiantly defended our freedoms.

Louie Gohmert (R) @replouiegohmert

On #MemorialDay we not only thank the brave men & women who sacrificed all for freedom, we salute those who currently defend this nation.

Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @PauletteRevere1: @DarrellIssa @repjustinamash <-Luv this guy! He stands 4 #Freedom and the #Constitution and has guts to do so! I wish he was in my state!

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

I join my fellow Americans this Memorial Day in paying tribute to those who gave their lives for of our country. http://t.co/0D9rFcG0

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

Congressman Labrador visited the Idaho Veterans Cemetery this morning on this Veterans Day. http://t.co/9MV1bNRC

Devin Nunes (R) @DevinNunes

RT @MattRexroad: Many of the politicians celebrating 75 years of the Golden Gate Bridge would oppose it being built today due to enviro. concerns. #truth

Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @JPFreire: Tips for driving in DC: walk towards your car. Set it on fire. Set yourself on fire. Arrive at spiritual destination.

Jeff Miller (R) @CongJeffMiller

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Fox 10 TV- NAS Pensacola remembers, honors veterans

Tom Price (R) @RepTomPrice

Chairman Price will be on America's Newsroom on Fox News at 10:30 a.m. EDT to discuss dangerous implications of #Obamacare.

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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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