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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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Today's painful visit to the dentist may have scared me off sweets for quite a while. Stay away from me, sour gummy worms! #GummyWorms

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

WATCH LIVE @ 10am: Joint Subcmte hearing on #Iran's support for #terrorism worldwide, with Chairman @JudgeTedPoe. http://t.co/BSzVyrFL2b

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Attend @PAMELASILVA Scholarship event 2 assist @FIUBusiness + @OurSJMC 1st generation students #PSCScholar http://t.co/MhgTJvFn3d

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @BACHELET2014_: Repudio la represión en todos sus ordenes. Venezuela debe realizar plebiscito. Mi mayor rechazo a Nicolás Maduro. No se ataca al pueblo.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Last @MiamiHurricanes football game on Sat Nov 29 – #UM vs Pittsburgh Panthers! Let’s finish this season w/win #9! #LETSGOCANES @UnivMiami

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @MDeGioia: Friends, your faith in Christ was NEVER meant to be about your faithfulness to trust, but about His faithfulness to save.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Apoyamos ley d adopcion @repjohnlewis @sengillibrand. Orientacion sexual d padres no impide q ninos tengan familias.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Mini Chávez #Correa vió escritura n pared y canceló pacto d comercio c EEUU. Llevaremos nuestro negocio a otro lugar. http://t.co/GkQcuOeoDM

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinenCamp

PapaDex + Dougie enjoying time with our baby! Feliz Dia de los Padres!

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @RaulBenoit: El éxito es aprender a ir de fracaso en fracaso sin desesperarse. Winston Churchill

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @TuckerCarlson: In case you're keeping score, BuzzFeed ran 30 stories on Romney and Big Bird, but just one on Sen. Menendez in the DR: http://t.co/d6nLf0h9

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinenCamp

WATCH: W/ @FoxNews discussing the impact of the impending #sequestration. We need the fighting military 2 b ever ready! http://t.co/8coGIALJ

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

RT @nadia__aja: Got my first college acceptance letter today from Florida International University :)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) @RosLehtinen

Caroline Grace Lehtinen, our nieta, at her 1st @univmiami game! We #BeatUSF so well! #canesfam #IStandWithTheU

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