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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Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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News to me, I see Facebook post to draft Charlie Janssen for auditor. I have 37 likes so that should do it. Umm does auditor have a # ?

Paul Broun (R) @PaulBrounforGA

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RT @TXTornadoinDC: @RosLehtinen you're welcome for the awesome photo mashup! PS you're also known for you dancing skills. http://t.co/JptVzDuOL9

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Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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RT @LATSeema: Wowza, guns are really loud.

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

President Obama could use his pen and phone to secure our border! http://t.co/xcpBXlnkrs

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RT if you agree Obama needs to secure our border! Tell me what you think Obama needs to do with his pen and phone: http://t.co/xcpBXlnkrs

Mike Rounds (R) @RoundsforSenate

RT @ArgusMontgomery: Per @rebeccagberg, the NRSC will host a fundraiser for @RoundsforSenate on Feb. 25. @SenJohnThune, Sen. McConnell, others backing.

Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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@HuskerBlues @PaulHammelOWH Paul writes?

Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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@HuskerBlues @PaulHammelOWH I think Paul and I are good even though he has a lot of ink #tattoos

Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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@danmoser1961 @OneSadBastard @FakeErnie I did interview....... I MEAN , I mean I heard about that. Phew that was close.

Charlie Janssen (R) @Charlie_Janssen

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@danmoser1961 @OneSadBastard @FakeErnie I appreciate that but Harvey P. told me Carl Pelini was your character Ref.

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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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