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. Mary Bono Mack (R) @MaryBonoUSA

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RT @RichardGrenell: i hope the moderator asks Raul why he protested against Thanksgiving while at Harvard >@MyDesert: @MaryBonoMack & @Dr_RaulRuiz debate Friday

Pete Olson (R) @PeteOlson

Today is the 44th anniversary of Apollo 7 - America's first manned space flight! #NASA #tx22 http://t.co/QtqCRxHE

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Kim Vann (R) @KimVannCongress

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Congratulations to the San Fancisco Giants for advancing to the #NLDS!

Kim Vann (R) @KimVannCongress

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Congratulations to the San Fancisco Giants for advancing to the #NLCS!

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @EWErickson: Don't be too hard on Martha Raddatz. It's really hard to ask Joe Biden for specifics on hope and change.

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @seanhannity: WHAT are you giggling at? This actually isn't even funny anymore. I am legitimately concerned Biden is not OK

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

Is 800 million billion a real number Vice President #Biden ? #VPDebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

A friend just said VP #Biden must have skipped kindergarden because he hasn't learned to share time or wait until it's his turn. #VPDebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

A friend just said VP #Biden must have skipped kindergarten bc he hasn't learned to share time or wait until it's his turn. #VPDebate

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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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