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. Jeb Hensarling (R)

Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

Going through the Library and found letter my cousin wrote to President Bush after her brother was… http://t.co/s4EHR7WLVe

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Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

Could NOT be more thrilled with the @RepPaulRyan VP pick. Romney-Ryan 2012!! http://t.co/EB7LYwe8

Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

VERY excited to announce that I will join THE @MarkDavis for his inaugural show on @660KSKY 'The Answer' Monday @9:00a CST #welcomebackmark

Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

My statement on today's unemployment report and the House GOP plan #4jobs http://t.co/j7elFUzJ

Jeb Hensarling (R) @RepHensarling

Balanced Budget Amendment: "Let’s save our country. Let’s amend the Constitution. Let’s balance the budget" http://t.co/zkbTQKJl #BBA

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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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