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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Sen. McConnell Press (R) @McConnellPress

RT @StewSays: Sen. McConnell: "President’s role as commander-in-chief is always strengthened when he enjoys the expressed support of the Congress” #Syria

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Spent yesterday in Tomkinsville with our good friend, Tommy Page, who knows his way around Monroe County http://t.co/qhvJFpP4sT

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Art Halvorson 4 PA-9 (R) @ArtHalvorson

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I trust Amash Conclusion over Obama on Syrian dental

Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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Team #Bongino2014 at the Gaithersburg Labor Day parade. #GrassRoots is earned, not granted.

Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

With some gun owning friends and true conservatives in Metcalf County http://t.co/tiNgd5Im2f

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Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

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@NandoGroup thanks NandoGroup!

Kirk Jorgensen (R) @kirkjorgensen52

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@fraile Hello!! Still learning to use Twitter : ) sorry for the delayed response.

US Rep. Mike Turner (R) @RepMikeTurner

I am in Washington today to receive a classified briefing from the Administration on their proposed military response in #Syria

JudgeCarter (R) @JudgeCarter

Many of you have called, emailed, or facebooked me asking about my position on Syria. I believe that this is a... http://t.co/bCtwfPaVDa

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Sec. Kerry wants to make Syria situation seem like a few quick missiles will do the trick--it doesn't work this way: http://t.co/O9Fmiz5I4l

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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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