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. Jim Himes (D)

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

.@rjdriscoll @GovMalloyOffice with all due respect, talk to those who are demanding massive budget cuts, sequestrations, refusing to invest

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

To credit @MetroNorth, they're moving people by bus and doing best they can. Bridge is owned by State of CT-underinvestment.

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Umm. Because I was elected?“@lisarichards124: @jahimes Why did you accept the job as CT Congressman only to ignore everyone's e-mails?"

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Voting is key obligation/right of Americans. My opponent @SteveObsitnik never voted in district he would rep. Read: http://t.co/Y75sUKY1

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Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Let's do that. Let's start w/why u've never even bothered to vote in CT til u decided to run“@SteveObsitnik:Let's talk record and results.”

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Time to meet .@SteveObsitnik. Bragged about moving jobs from CT to NY, never voted in CT until he decided to run for Congress. #doesntcare

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

RT @BorowitzReport: As Syria spirals towards chaos, CNN asks: How did Lindsay Lohan do on Saturday Night Live?

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

RT @dottylemon: My favorite politician, @jahimes just waved to me! Great parade in Black Rock!

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

RT @AriMelber: But do you know anyone who calls himself a "young American"? Tumblr: Free Young Americans for Obama bumper sticker http://t.co/8HploJWc

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Bernanke: "manufacturing prodn has increased 15% z

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Started day at Kids in Crisis shelter in Greenwich, then visit to Japanese school. Now headed up to wes

Jim Himes (D) @jahimes

Hundreds of years ago, MD was an oasis of tolerance persecution and Puritanism. Today MD honored that heritage.

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