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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Tim Johnson (R) @RepTimJohnson

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Rep. Johnson to hold press conference on the STOCK Act and failure of the Supercomittee at his Champaign, Illinois office at 3:30 CT.

Trey Gowdy (R) @TGowdySC

Visit http://t.co/WNKH2kQt for the latest videos from committee hearings, floor speeches, and interviews. #sctweets #scnews

John McCain (R) @SenJohnMcCain

My stmt w/ @GrahamBlog on #supercommittee failure & need to prevent #defense cuts that threaten US nat'l security http://t.co/y56msWFx

Jerry Moran (R) @JerryMoran

I share the tremendous disappointment of many Americans today as another opportunity to solve our nation’s debt crisis has been wasted.

Rep. Rick Berg (R) @RepRickBerg

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
I am deeply disappointed in the Super Committee's inability to to reach a deficit reduction agreement. This is simply...http://bit.ly/uWua4F

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

I'll be on Philadelphia's WTXF on its local Morning Show soon. Tune it for more.

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

I will be on Fox News' Fox and Friends at 7:45 a.m. Watch my interview in a few to hear more.

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Thanks Mike and Sheinelle @GoodDayPhilly for a great interview

Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Last night, I spoke on Fox News' On The Record about the result of super committee. Watch here: http://t.co/bRs3CpYH

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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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