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.

Original Dutch version:

Politwoops.nl

House Rep. Ben Lujan (D)

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

I’m proud to join @Familiaefamilia in their work to stop bullying and end discrimination. Love is love. #Unidos4Love http://t.co/Uk0MIHXL4k

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

42% of min. wage workers are people of color. Raising the min. wage would increase the wages of Latinos by $8.5 billion! #RaiseTheWage

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

RT @HouseDemocrats: WATCH LIVE @ 12PM ET: House Democrats will hold a press conference on the child migrant humanitarian situation. http://t.co/IZeEZPssU3

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

I'm w/ the American people! @CNN & @ORCIntl Poll: Majority say no to impeachment & #GOPLawsuit http://t.co/pOs1ambwB3

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

Why 90,000 Children Flooding Our Border Is Not an Immigration Story http://t.co/tsjYLAYFAL via @nationaljournal

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ben Ray Lujan (D) @repbenraylujan

News: Congressman Carson Introduces Bill to Strengthen National Financial Literacy http://t.co/VEvAruBEJf

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Results per page

close

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.

Get the archive data file.