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. Ben Quayle (R)

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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Check out http://t.co/Dw0RPF8J Editor-at-Large @BenShapiro’s post on my bill to stop Pres. Obama’s politically motivated amnesty scheme...

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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About to go live on Channel 12 news at 7AM PT to discuss my border field hearing happening today! Be sure to tune in!

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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The Border Tunnel Prevention Act is vital to the country and Arizona to combat illegal crossborder tunnels. http://t.co/ocTJvv8c

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Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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I’ll be live on Fox Business with Eric Bolling at 1120AM MST/ 120 PM EST. Be sure to tune in

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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Obama may be a good speaker but his #SOTU speeches are all too familiar. Tell us something we haven’t heard. #1000Days. http://t.co/zH0qeScg

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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It's an honor to be with Rep Gabby Giffords on the House Floor right now. She's hero amoung us all and we all wish her the best of luck.

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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Let us never forget those who were affected by the senseless acts of violence in the Tucson shooting one year ago today.http://ow.ly/8m9Fv

Ben Quayle (R) @benquayle

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ICYMI: Here's eugene_scott 's article on jobs forum I held earlier this week with @GOPWhip Kevin McCarthy: http://t.co/ZSYD0Hj1

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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.

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