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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Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

RT @WashTimes: Michigan schools outed for push to hire 'those of the non-Christian faith' - Washington Times: http://t.co/JdRjE3tWRD #religion #education

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Rep. Jason Smith (R) @RepJasonSmith

Another admission by POTUS that his law isn't working http://t.co/8fNnIqqN0J

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

I'm excited to announce the Cruz-Bridenstine American Energy Renaissance Act. Read more: http://t.co/MyW8K6wGKA #tcot http://t.co/XlwE7aH7mu

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

RT @politico: .@GOPWhip pitches Obamacare changes to lobbyists http://t.co/o2Y1zVX2n5

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Hobby Lobby is contending for their freedom! RT if you agree! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR http://t.co/dZmlHKleda

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

@HobbyLobbyStores have the right to their religious freedom! RT if you agree and sign my petition! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

David Green and Hobby Lobby should not be bullied in the Obama Admins attempt to create a new moral code! http://t.co/jeOl6yU8VR

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McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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LIKE @senatormcdaniel'S Facebook page! https://t.co/01126xGZ3e RT #McDaniel4MS #tcot

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Rep. John Duncan Jr (R) @RepJohnDuncanJr

I am currently presiding over the @HouseFloor...watch it live here: http://t.co/punxniqSBY

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David R. Craig (R) @DavidCraig2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
#savethetrail I say NO to the Purple Line

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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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