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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Rep. Luke Messer (R) @RepLukeMesser

My column on the House GOP proposal to get Washington out of the business of arbitrarily setting interest rates. http://t.co/K6SDu1FRxY

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

Anybody else hate the "princess" Volkswagen you see around campus? #bsu

Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

I will defend our Second Amendment rights against the unwarranted attacks announced by our President today. http://t.co/JmGqHlkX

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

We cannot continue to confiscate more and more of our citizen's hard earned dollars to balance our deficit. http://t.co/mZTOtX2F

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Luke Messer (R) @LukeMesserIN

The last Congress already raised taxes, it's time for this Congress to tackle Washington's spending binge! http://t.co/Dp1RzgsL

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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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