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. John Lewis (D)

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

RT @Travon: I had the honor of meeting and talking with @repjohnlewis today and I'll never forget it. Watch the all #Selma #DailyShow tonight!!

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

Our march continues. There is work still to be done. Dedicate yourself to nonviolent social change, and together we will get there. #Selma50

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

In the hot Georgia sun with Coretta, Hosea, and Julian, trying to get people to register and vote. #tbt http://t.co/HBRHgGo9r4

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John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

@kateleth @thatrobin wish you could have cat-sit our little dude this weekend! he was lonely

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

RT @repsandylevin: @NancyWonderful Thank you! RT@repsandylevin @repjohnlewis You are a real AMERICAN HERO... of our time.. Rep Levin... TY

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

It was good to hear from you. Thank you for speaking up and speaking out. I will be signing on to HR 2539 @GreenPaperGal @pesticideaction

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

Help support and save @PeopleTV_ATL and Atlanta Community TV Tues Nov 22 @10:30AM in the Old City Council Chambers http://t.co/OXZskXtP

John Lewis (D) @repjohnlewis

Adoption is very important because all children, all people need to know they are loved. @natadoptionday

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