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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Sen. Jon Tester (D)

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @HeadBallCoachSC: What a great year by @dawnstaley and her Gamecocks. That's the type of program we're all striving to be.

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @EmilieRSaunders: Apparently the #mtleg is banning khakis, leggings (!), tennis shoes, open toe shoes, short skirts, and fleece! What a crock!

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @IPTLords: @EmilieRSaunders What is considered short for skirts? Is this going to be like my jr high principal coming around with the fingertip test?

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @EmilieRSaunders: @KathrynHaake You'll be asked to leave the floor, and potentially given passive-aggressive notes as I was.

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @EmilieRSaunders: "Women should be sensitive to skirt lengths and necklines." #mtleg

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @EmilieRSaunders: Shouldn't men be "sensitive" to tight pants and ugly ties? #mtleg

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

MT: @alfranken: It's great to have my friend @SenatorTester in #MN today for stops in Red Lake & White Earth. -Al http://t.co/IpRtLt0jBO

Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @IndianCommittee: @SenatorTester visits #Wisconsin to meet w/ tribes. Here @SenatorBaldwin & Mic Isham chairman, Lac Courte Oreilles http://t.co/1B7ZyjGhQ6

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Senator Jon Tester (D) @SenatorTester

RT @heatherwilsonmt: Hope Zinke doesn't want to fly-fish the North Fork since he wants to allow natural gas drilling there. #montanadebates #keepitpublic #mtpol

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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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