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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Rick W. Allen (R) @rickallen

Robin and I just voted! Remember that today is Election Day and #pickrick! #ga12 http://t.co/4OigxzTxdZ

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Bill Johnson (R) @RepBillJohnson

Speaking on my bill, the WWII Memorial Prayer Act down natresources hearing this Morning. http://t.co/Amui4MONxC

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Art Gardner (R) @ArtGardner2014

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
Here's hoping that voters respond to substance, ideas, & statesmanship over slogans, PAC money and silly TV ads! Vote for @ArtGardner2014

Mark Meadows (R) @RepMarkMeadows

CMS appeals are currently backlogged to almost 1 million. I asked the CMS Deputy Administrator, '"At what point does it become a crisis?"

Ann Wagner (R) @RepAnnWagner

Truly honored to have the endorsement from my good friend, @marisolnichols, in support of the #SAVEAct http://t.co/cUAn2611uL

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David Pennington (R) @DavidForGeorgia

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As Governor, I will work to uphold Georgia family values and the right to life. #PrayToEndAbortion

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Andrew Walter (R) @_Andrew_Walter

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Congressman Richard Hudson Stands with Andrew Walter - http://t.co/hnZvxTS5nq

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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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