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. Andy Harris, MD (R) @RepAndyHarrisMD

Did Pelosi just urge a "No" vote?

Randy Weber (R) @WeberforTexas

Weber: If we wanted fairness for all, we should have defunded ObamaCare | Congressman Randy Weber http://t.co/Wod5Jh90LB

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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I opposed tonight's deal that would increase our nation's debt, continue funding for Obamacare & cut zero in spending http://t.co/DPnBhagAau

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Doc Hastings (R) @DocHastings

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
A government shutdown is not sustainable for our community or our nation − neither is blindly continuing down the... http://t.co/b7tUtjP2ON

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Billy Long (R) @auctnr1

Very saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Bill Young of Florida - the perfect Gentleman - our thoughts and prayers go out to his family

Fred Upton (R) @RepFredUpton

RT @reporterdmurray: Gov. Rick Snyder and @RepFredUpton check out the PGA Senior Champ Trophy. Tourney coming to St. joe @onetoughnerd http://t.co/dl8pNhoSS9

Hal Rogers (R) @RepHalRogers

In Dr. Hurley's inaugural address to @upikebears, he announced a new School of Optometry and upcoming Dental School http://t.co/5DXOh0eavP

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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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