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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Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
RT @Maryland1776: Here's some inspiration for y'all DAN BONGINO 2014 https://t.co/rwMdx0et5M .@dbongino "The team for real change is now" #Bongino2014

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JohnCornyn (R) @JohnCornyn

RT @TxSkirt: @RepJasonSmith @JohnCornyn since you retweeted this, does that mean you will support the new House Bill. #dontbeafraid #ShutItDown

Mike McFadden (R) @MikeForMN

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Good luck to Conor and Pat tonight. Molly, mom and I will be glued to the TV - bring home a win for Stanford!

Jeff Flake (R) @JeffFlake

Do some research on them. See if you can see any fit

Keith Rothfus (R) @KeithRothfus

I urge Senate to pass reasonable compromise to keep gov open,protect servicemember pay,repeal tax threatening PA jobs http://t.co/aGLynwNrbl

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Rep. Jack Kingston (R) @JackKingston

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
My bill with @replouiegohmert ensuring the pay of our troops in the event of a gov't shutdown passed by a unanimous vote today in the House.

Mark Greenberg (R) @MarkGreenbergCT

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Now that House Dems have voted to fund military, @gopconference should force them to vote on funding parts of budget piece by piece. #tcot

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

ICYMI: Congressman Randy Weber issues a statement on the House CR vote. http://t.co/OAwbbHY2n2

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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.

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