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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Katrina for Congress (R) @KatrinaPierson

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Boom: Shocking VIDEO: Pete Sessions admitting to putting together a plan in the house for the millions of... http://t.co/VBt67g9uPo

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Darrell Issa (R) @DarrellIssa

RT @FoxNewsSunday: .@DarrellIssa on #IRS targeting: We want to know who else knew about it, who else coordinated it. #FNS

Katrina for Congress (R) @KatrinaPierson

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Proud to be ENDORSED by #TEXAS Toughest Sherriff! #tx32 #NoRePete http://t.co/TyBOEq5GjK

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Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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Sen @RichMadaleno proudly encourages jobs to flee the state under the banner of "fairness" & uses our money to do it. http://t.co/n1hCHw5BXH

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Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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Why I left the Secret Service in video. http://t.co/iRANi4iEmA

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Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

RT @TheEllenShow: If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars http://t.co/C9U5NOtGap

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Tim Donnelly (R) @TimDonnellyShow

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Honored to receive the unanimous endorsement of the CRA, the same group Reagan called the "conscience" of the GOP: http://t.co/qPZOnldjZv

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

Majorities repeal laws @The_Littlefield. I am fighting in NC 2 win a GOP majority in 2014. Win & repeal. Lose & we all lose. #ncpol #ncsen

Will Hurd (R) @WillHurd

Red State endorses Will Hurd in the March 4th GOP Primary! http://t.co/oadmpiUAhP

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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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