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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Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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RT @RepJBridenstine: Not 1 mention of Benghazi. We won’t forget even as he tries to forget his mistakes that failed to prevent the deaths of 4 Americans. #SOTU

Paul Broun (R) @RepPaulBrounMD

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RT @SenTedCruz: I'm looking forward to hearing @SenMikeLee's #TeaParty response to the #SOTU! Are you? Watch @ 9pm CT here: http://t.co/KR1qOKPU39 #tcot

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Kenny Marchant (R) @MarchantforTX24

Thank you to Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg and all of our heroes in uniform. #SOTU

Rep. Todd Young (R) @RepToddYoung

Bypassing Congress is not an effective way of securing the future of Medicare and Social Security, or balancing the federal budget #SOTU

Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Healthcare decisions must be controlled by patients and their doctors - not by government bureaucrats. #Obamacosts http://t.co/WlVIsmia8S

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Rep Rick Crawford (R) @RepRickCrawford

Chairman Lucas had tirelessly worked to ensure we get a Farm Bill. I applaud his work and effort to get us to final passage. #FarmBill

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Governor Nathan Deal (R) @GovernorDeal

RT @GeorgiaGuard: GA NG has responded and cleared all Fulton/City of ATL and Cobb County school busses and evac stranded children

Rep. Walter Jones (R) @RepWalterJones

Obama has greatly abused executive orders & SOTU indicates it will only get worse. Good @newstimesonline editorial: http://t.co/blFh3RbwLD

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Governor Nathan Deal (R) @GovernorDeal

RT @jdashoff: @SecretaryFoxx How many of our nation's roads are smooth enough to roll a big block of cheese down them? #asktheWH #cheese

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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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