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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Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

RT @RepKevinBrady: If that bill make wages fair the same way the ACA makes health care affordable, no thanks. @emily_bittner

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

RT @RepKevinBrady: All people deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work. Period. http://t.co/br1BG9d4Yr

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Tony Strickland (R) @TonyStrickland

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Two hours until the polls close in Santa Clarita and Lancaster… remember to vote today! http://t.co/FroMsEirvm

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Kevin McCarthy (R) @GOPLeader

Tonight I had the privilege to talk with @gretawire on the Imperial Presidency and the Administration's power grab https://t.co/ux0uBwYbss

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

Right now I'm on a @TeaPartyOrg Tele Town Hall speaking about repealing the 16th Amendment & eliminating the IRS. Join us at 855-312-2107.

Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

Tax compliance takes more time than if everyone in Chicago worked full time on taxes. Go to http://t.co/OGj6J7QUQw http://t.co/I5Jf3GJCO1

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

The government is using the IRS as a weapon against Americans. We have to eliminate the IRS. Go to http://t.co/OGj6J7QUQw. @TeaPartyOrg

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Jim Bridenstine (R) @RepJBridenstine

Change the incentive structure in DC. Tea Party Patriots is working to do that. http://t.co/QGIdejOVC6 @TeaPartyOrg

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Ben Sasse (R) @BenSasse

@janekleeb Good to see you haven't retired. It's a portability issue. And soon we both can call him SENATOR Ben Sasse. #NESEN

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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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