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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This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Thank you @Kathy_Amidon for your support! #Benghazi “Greatest Cover-Up”

Senator Hatch Office (R) @SenOrrinHatch

Congrats to Utahns Hailey Daniels (Ogden), Luke Hughes (Bountiful), selected as our state’s top youth volunteers for 2014 //bit.ly/1lxJYav

Raúl R. Labrador (R) @Raul_Labrador

I will be on Fox News, @SpecialReport at 6 pm ET to talk about the debt ceiling. Hope you can tune in!

Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Anything for you brother.

Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
@CNRShow - More good ppl:@tonytinderholt: HD94 @FrankKuchar: CD6 @DwayneStovall: US Senate

Frank LoBiondo (R) @RepLoBiondo

RT @WeAreALPA: @RepLarryBucshon @RepLoBiondo @RepLipinski @RepRickLarsen As the voice of airline pilots, we thank you all for your hard work on H.R. 3578.

Dwayne Stovall (R) @DwayneStovall

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Will do.

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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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