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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House Rep. George Holding (R)

George Holding (R) @GeorgeHolding

As your Congressman, I want to know what issues matter most to you. Fill out my 2014 Issues Survey today! http://t.co/mtrfSd1VBZ #ncpol

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Rep. George Holding (R) @RepHolding

Today on the 50th Anniversary of the #MarchonWashington we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision for... http://t.co/4ERkDd3XFt

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Rep. George Holding (R) @RepHolding

May 16, 2013 - George Holding Delivers One Minute Speech on Administration Failures http://t.co/6apzvGuPTl

Rep. George Holding (R) @RepHolding

The 40th anniversary of the tragic #RoevWade is a reminder that we must remain committed to protecting the right to life this Congress.

Rep. George Holding (R) @RepHolding

As a pro-life Member of Congress, I am committed to defending the right to life and commend the efforts of the #MarchforLifeRally today.

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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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