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. Matt Salmon (R)

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

Today, we met with our Education Advisory Council to discuss current issues happening in our schools. http://t.co/O3XC7RYOb8

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Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

Nancy & I join the East Valley in extending our condolences to the family of Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, who was KIA while serving in Afghanistan.

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

RT @azcsports: Tempe Prep football coach suspended for praying with his team. @azc_obert with latest: #fever http://t.co/FO3pL60N55

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Matt Salmon (R) @salmoncongress

It's primary Election Day! Share this picture to remind all your friends to get out and vote! http://t.co/E0NjPhx3HF

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Matt Salmon (R) @salmoncongress

These words serve as an inspiration to me whether I am beginning or ending my day. Good reminder of what is at stake. http://t.co/DkRhOfdFax

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Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

While I believed that today's border bill made a number of positive changes, I support their efforts as well. http://t.co/wZLIkwerdH

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Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

RT @susanferrechio: Spotted on the floor: Rep. Paul Gosar (against the bill), talking intensely in the face of Matt Salmon (in favor). Both are from Arizona.

Matt Salmon (R) @RepMattSalmon

Though I am a #SunDevil, w my new @UofA helmet, my dual in the desert is complete. Thanks @UAPrezAWH !! http://t.co/LEH6tWhTY6

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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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