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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Jorge Bonilla (R) @BonillaCongress

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RT @THESHARKTANK1: Breaking >>>Alan Grayson Hit With Restraining Order, Accused Of Assaulting Wife http://t.co/CFnreutoLI #sayfie @Bonillacongress @ali

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Brad Wenstrup (R) @RepBradWenstrup

President Obama released his budget today (a month late): -Spends $3.9 trillion -Doesn't Balance ... Ever http://t.co/YcID3SUSLF

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Dan Bongino (R) @dbongino

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RT @DoingTimeBBK: “@dbongino: I stand with my law enforcement brothers & sisters against DOJ nominee Debo Adegbile. #StandUp” Justice http://t.co/SQ4cvuyMGn

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Congratulations to my friend and OKC Mayor, @MickCornett on his big victory tonight. Great leader & very deserving of reelection.

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Nancy Mace (R) @nancymace

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RT @lightning7876: @nancymace Excellent ad! Very clear message! I was impressed! #mace14

Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

Tillis voted to sue feds over Obamacare, prohibit state healthcare exchange, & to NOT expand Medicaid. All to stop Obamacare. #ncsen #ncpol

Kelly Ayotte (R) @KellyAyotte

Sen. Ayotte and @SenatorShaheen argue Pease is best location for the KC-46A

Alan Schlesinger (R) @Schlesinger4FL

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@gary_palmcity thanks for following. Alan is going to be speaking with the Treasure Coast Young Republican next week not far from you.

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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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