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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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @GOP: Biden Claims He Voted Against Afghanistan, Iraq Wars: http://t.co/N8RWHtaw (FACT CHECK: He voted for them)

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @jamiedupree: Ryan smacks Biden on Syria; no smiles or head shaking from Biden on this one

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security... http://t.co/eywVfyCS

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @FixAaron: Ryan: "I don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life and their faith." #vpdebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @SamFeistCNN: CNN Focus group loved it when Ryan talked about the debt crisis. Women more than men. #CNNUndecideds #CNNDebate

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @jamiedupree: Ryan looks right in the camera for his closing statement - "President Obama, he had his chance"

Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @KarlRove: Yes, we saw your frustration, @JoeBiden, but it was with Ryan taking him to cleaners.

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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RT @JRubinBlogger: Biden's laughing is losing the debate- obnoxious

Gov. Sean Parnell (R) @AKGovParnell

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RT @EmilyMiller: Biden laughing when he disagrees with Ryan is so annoying. Like a child in time out.

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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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