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. Jeff Denham (R)

Jeff Denham (R) @JeffDenham

RT @cdelbeccaro: @JeffDenham serving dinner to homeless veterans at the Salvation Army. No veteran should be homeless. http://t.co/JVlzZWWbgs

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Jeff Denham (R) @JeffDenham

Just voted for the VA Accountability Act, VA employees who endanger veterans health through fraud or mismanagement should be fired!

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @davidfransen1: The @CNN segment says Turlock @RepJeffDenham is feeling pressure back home for making government fiscally responsible. I support him!

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @MaddyInstitute: Maddy Report Valley Views @KMJNOW @ 9am "Immigration Reform What It Could Mean for CA&the SJV" w/@RepJimCosta @RepJeffDenham @MichaelDoyle10

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

Attended ceremony celebrating an intern in my DC office. John was 1 of 6 Matsui Fellows and it has been a pleasure having him in our office

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

RT @GOPWhip: May 24-25 #GOP will be in #CA #TX #OH #KS #CO #AR #ND & #LA promoting US #energy production. ReTweet if you live there.

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

$400 million in government waste...http://bit.ly/yBmyXJ

Jeff Denham (R) @RepJeffDenham

Holding hearing @ 10AM EST to investigate effectiveness of nation's public alert warning system. @FEMA @TransportGOP http://t.co/dx7Z1sWK

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