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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Lynn Westmoreland (R) @RepWestmoreland

RT @jaseliberty: .@RepWestmoreland offers insight into how House Republicans are moving ahead on #Benghazi. http://t.co/oGc1LZ6LKj

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Rick Scott (R) @ScottforFlorida

Florida: #1 in job creation in March and below national avg for 8 straight months. Can we say crushing it? #sayfie http://t.co/u21tnrFkig

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Senator Pat Toomey (R) @SenToomey

Col. Thomas W. Dugan, of Reading PA, was declared MIA on Dec. 13, 1968 in Vietnam. He has been confirmed KIA. #RIP

Fred Upton (R) @UptonForAllOfUs

@ChadwickDillon Thanks for the support, Chadwick. Our campaign is ramping up – have you signed up for email updates? http://t.co/hyUX5weHom

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Randy Weber (R) @TXRandy14

And their own impact report showed that the #KXL would have little to no adverse impact on the environment. 2/2

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Thank you Christopher for your endorsement! I am happy to have people like you supporting me! http://t.co/N7d0ewN1Jt

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Good Friday is a day to remember the great sacrifice Jesus made for us. RT if you agree! http://t.co/HQUJjcUQBx

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Thom Tillis (R) @ThomTillis

Great article to update you on the US Senate Race. As Goes North Carolina | The Weekly Standard: http://t.co/yBxPTMZlpf

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Peter Vivaldi (R) @vivaldicongress

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@ScottforFlorida: .@CharlieCrist, your campaign is #shenanigans. P.S. THESE people are knocking doors for Governor Scott. #sayfie #FLD9

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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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