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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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Stand with me against 42 Democrats that want to take away our right to free speech! Sign Here: http://t.co/gDf72pnR1C http://t.co/6OA3mgYrAn

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Rep. Chris Collins (R) @RepChrisCollins

Glad to meet Patrick from the district who was granted National Security Education Program's Boren… http://t.co/bVsrtS4TT9

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Will be joining @mitchellreports to discuss my recent trip to Nigeria, Boko Haram, the effort to #BringBackOurGirls http://t.co/Xsvg8a41Ax

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Deval Patrick (R) @MassGovernor

Breaking ground at Cochituate Rail Trail Project site, attending Project 351 Reunion & more - latest Bay State Brief http://t.co/jI5axgC0jQ

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Blake Farenthold (R) @farenthold

Just voted for H.R. 4810 to force the #VA to provide veterans with needed treatment within 14 days. Join me in demanding #VAAccountability

Jody Hice (R) @jodyhice

Show your support with a 4x4 or yard sign! Click http://t.co/HmTWaidKDg & sign up. We'll be in touch with you soon! @gapundit @zpolitics

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Jim Inhofe (R) @jiminhofe

Illegal immigrants to be housed in military base for 4 months. RETWEET if you agree Obama's policies are not working. http://t.co/NtdaEbh2Zw

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GeorgeDemos4Congress (R) @Demos4Congress

Politwoops no longer follows this account.
ATTENTION CONSERVATIVES: Please BLOCK Impersonator Account going by name of @DEMOS4C0NGRESS and found at https://t.co/ag6fL5L3XQ.

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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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