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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Gus Bilirakis (R) @RepGusBilirakis

I call upon Secretary Shinkseki to step down for the sake of our veterans: http://t.co/YVMhIPdGNg

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Rob Portman (R) @senrobportman

Simply replacing Sec. Shinseki—while necessary—is in no way sufficient to begin to eliminate the rot that has plagued veterans’ healthcare.

Dave Thompson (R) @ThompsonSenate

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@JenDeJournett You can have mine. My hotel wouldn't activate them and gave me real keys. @NadeauDanny

Mike Rounds (R) @RoundsforSenate

@ashlock_a sad to hear such trash talk...no candidate has more South Dakota donors than @roundsforsenate

Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Take a stand to keep Oklahoma conservative! Find out how you can become a supporter and join the fight today! http://t.co/imQuxjZlcm

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Mike Kopp (R) @ColoradoForKopp

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Day 1 of @ColoradoForKopp We Are Colorado Cycling Tour! http://t.co/7l3Qa7OKK3 #WeAreColorado http://t.co/ucYrNxpILM

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Mike Kopp (R) @ColoradoForKopp

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Day 1 of @ColoradoForKopp We Are Colorado Cycling Tour! http://t.co/7l3Qa7OKK3 #WeAreColorado http://t.co/taklvVLqHa

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Mike Kopp (R) @ColoradoForKopp

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Day 1 of @ColoradoForKopp We Are Colorado Cycling Tour! http://t.co/7l3Qa7OKK3 #WeAreColorado http://t.co/v1LZB62w90

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

VA Sec. Shinseki and WH Press Sec Carney both resigned today from their positions in the Obama Admin. http://t.co/FwUIiX2aaX

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Dennis Richardson (R) @DRichardsonOR

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Great to have @GovChristie's support! RT if you want Oregon to have the same economic success that NJ has! #ORgov http://t.co/1pekChgC8x

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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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