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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Sen. Jim Tracy (R) @jimtracy

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"The reports of Secretary Kerry saying that Israel is becoming an apartheid state are not only factually wrong,... http://t.co/PKw5mwdZBF

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

RETWEET if you are thinking of the families and communities affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. http://t.co/spSCZfEG4V

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McDaniel for Senate (R) @CMForUSSenate

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Join the McDaniel team at the Yazoo County Republican party, TODAY, April 29th, at 6:00 PM. http://t.co/MLRMUbVqKS

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Matt Bevin (R) @MattBevin

Breakfast this morning at Bradley's IGA in Stamping Ground! #KYSen #RealAmerica #tcot http://t.co/YbiyTFMQYW

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Rhonda Sivarajah (R) @rhonda4congress

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So the midwest CRNC daily is still a thing? cc @TylerVerry @RyanLyk

Jackie Walorski (R) @RepWalorski

Sending my thoughts & prayers to those affected in the South & by the deadly storms and tornadoes

Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

John Degnan is a well respected and distinguished public figure who has served the people of NJ for nearly 30 years.

Governor Christie (R) @GovChristie

At a time where there are significant challenges at the Port Authority, I am calling on the Senate for a quick consideration of John Degnan.

Doug Collins (R) @RepDougCollins

So glad to take just a moment to speak just before .@copyright4u panel with .@RespectCreators Members #photo http://t.co/VozRU6fcC3

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Inhofe Press Office (R) @InhofePress

“Since then, he has done nothing to make good on his word”-Sen. Inhofe on the current progress of the #KeystoneXL http://t.co/48hIJrRoLS

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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.

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