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. Steve Stockman (R) @SteveWorks4You

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@DinaFraioli I'm transported to an animal shelter with a crusty-eyed cat.

Dave Camp (R) @GOPCAMPAC

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Salute to Middle Tennessee Republican Party Chairmen - Home - Lamar Alexander for U.S. Senate http://t.co/kfps6BPh3A

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Dave Camp (R) @GOPCAMPAC

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Join @lamaralexander and @govmikehuckabee in Smyrna on July 20th More here: http://t.co/oiX2kszhxy #TNGOP

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Tom Cotton (R) @SenTomCotton

Just wrapped up a .@FinanacialCmte hearing with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White

Team Mitch (R) @Team_Mitch

RT @garygarth: Exclusive: Sen. McConnell Wants Moratorium on Kentucky River Dam Fishing Restrictions | Field & Stream http://t.co/44rJHtgzbY

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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

I'm a cosponsor of the Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act, prohibiting the IRS from implementing any of #ObamaCare http://t.co/niBNh6GcGp

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Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

RT @RoyBlunt: This is ridiculous. #Benghazi, #IRS now reports #EPA review claims showing bias against conservative groups. http://t.co/aAu0h96k3b

Rep. George Holding (R) @RepHolding

May 16, 2013 - George Holding Delivers One Minute Speech on Administration Failures http://t.co/6apzvGuPTl

John Kline (R) @repjohnkline

Friend @RepWalterJones is latest co-sponsor of my bill to stop DOD policy hurting #tricare for #veterans. #stribpol https://t.co/I7LGpCyYJw

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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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