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. Robert Hurt (R) @RepRobertHurt

Thanks to @joethomaswchv, Rich & Jane @1070WINA, Nick at WHLF, @brianandmari, & Greg at WWDW for having me on your shows this morning #VA5

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Today we recognize the 70th anniversary of the Battle of #Midway, 'a glorious page in our history'...http://tinyurl.com/873tqv6

Lynn Jenkins (R) @RepLynnJenkins

Close to home: Obamacare leads to the elimination of healthcare covered for students at @bethanynews http://t.co/bUofSXRU

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

"The Chu Memo is a solution look for a problem... And a costly solution at that." Tom Jones - CEO of AZ Co-op Assoc.

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) @kaybaileyhutch

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Congrats to Dallas ISD for having 2 of the top 3 public high schools in the nations via @usnews http://t.co/TcuTBVwt #Texas

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) @VernBuchanan

RT @THEHermanCain: Follow conservative pro-business Congressman @VernBuchanan and support his charge to pass the #NoBudgetNoPayAct! #tcot #jobs

Rep. Lou Barletta (R) @RepLouBarletta

Help my colleague @VernBuchanan in the #NMC and follow him on Twitter. #PA11 #NEPA

Rep Tim Walberg (R) @RepWalberg

RT @SpeakerBoehner: Via @IBDeditorials: “Weak jobs report further confirms the president's policies are failing to help the economy” http://t.co/UnUEevBW

Allen West (R) @AllenWest

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
WI election isn't about Gov. Walker, it's about embarrassing revelation liberal progressives & union comrades r inept http://t.co/gNAPKcAK

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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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