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. Tom McClintock (R)

Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

RT @sgtj0n: Making sure each kid in a group all have an equal amount of candy in their baskets instead of handing it out. #LiberalHalloweenTraditions

Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

RT @sgtj0n: Trick or Treat at Nancy Pelosi's house: You have to eat-it it to find out what's in it. #LiberalHalloweenTraditions

Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

August 25 6:00 PM Rocklin Town Hall Rocklin Event Center 2650 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin

Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

August 25 6:00 PM Rocklin Town Hall Rocklin Event Center 2650 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin

Tom McClintock (R) @tommcclintock

Georgia Republican Senate runoff: 5 things to watch http://t.co/GyclMYY4ah via @POLITICO

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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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