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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

Pete Sessions (R) @PeteSessions

Read more about the House Republican's jobs plan here: http://t.co/2lKxl5Fo

Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (R) @RepGosar

With Supervisor Ryan working for the people of Mountainaire #coconino http://t.co/GjLrD2Pa

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Tun in now! On MSNBC's "Now with Alex" @alexwagner

Randy Neugebauer (R) @RandyNeugebauer

New blog post: @ScienceSpaceTechCmt approves the Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act: http://t.co/JUA6h295 #TX

Candice Miller (R) @CandiceMiller

November auto sale numbers released yesterday are proof American autos are back and domestic auto manufacturers... http://t.co/RVcfcCD3

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Tune in tomorrow! I will be on MSNBC's @AlexWitt at 11am ET #decision2012

Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Our Reg Reform Accountability Act passed the House. Bill cuts red tape for job creators looking to expand #RegsCostJobs http://t.co/C3Syy3sM

Gov. Buddy Roemer (R) @BuddyRoemer

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@maplight Undaunted Non-Coordination: http://t.co/bF2NnhUm #anti-superpac #pro-unicorn

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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.