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. Chris Smith (R)

Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Pleased to vote today on #TaxDay to permanently repeal the federal #DeathTax, an unfair burden on American families & small businesses.

Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

We remember w deep gratitude & pride those of the Greatest Generation who stormed Normandy's beaches 70 yrs ago #DDay http://t.co/n0dWqwR48c

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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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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

RT @FoxNews: High school lacrosse players kicked off team after smoking cigars at graduation ceremony http://t.co/4uNzSfyy5z http://t.co/gW0Ctw2x5u

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Excellent meeting with Col Paul Owen, US Army Corps, NY District C.O. to talk post Sandy shore protection projects http://t.co/iNTaJmN5Kl

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Today's hearing on the #NorthernIreland Peace Process will convene at 2:00PM. Tune in here: http://t.co/rqFzq23UZo

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Rep. Chris Smith (R) @RepChrisSmith

Rep. Smith, Bay Head Mayor Curtis & Council Pres. DeFilippis survey the ongoing work for the reconstruction of Rt 35 http://t.co/uwtr39b3UO

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