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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Randy Forbes (R) @Randy_Forbes

Met w/ LtGen Gluek, who took command of the Marine Corps' Combat Development Command this August http://t.co/J3tynWjXwG

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@FactorTalkRadio Pls send request to media@nancmce.org - thx for the invite!

Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@nancymace: @FactorTalkRadio Pls send request to media@nancmace.org - thx for the invite!

Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@nancymace: @FactorTalkRadio Pls send request to media@nancmace.org - thx for the invite!

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Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

8 people away from 992, who is going to be #1,000?

Steve Chabot (R) @RepSteveChabot

@theHCDC Thanks for the opportunity. I appreciated the opportunity to speak w/ some of #Cincy's finest! #startupcincy

Carl DeMaio (R) @carldemaio

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I’m grateful to have the endorsement of Congressman Tom McClintock, a leader who sees the success we've achieved... http://t.co/OkQxlDDnpv

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Obamacare is hurting Oklahomans' pocketbooks. We must defund Obamacare, sign the petition: http://t.co/aQnMlacZ4D http://t.co/CaMZldMDN9

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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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