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

Pres. Challenger Ted Cruz (R)

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

IOWANS: We hope to see you later today in Onawa and Sioux City. For info and to RSVP please visit https://t.co/2G2uSZ0fbS!

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

@NervyBastard that story is fake. never happened.

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

Congress should use every constitutional tool it has to reign in the abuse of power by this President https://t.co/hxdzurZPIt #MakeDCListen

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

The #FCC just voted to classify the the Internet as a public utility. #DontMessWithTheNet http://t.co/gKaevVDqJi https://t.co/Q8qVzetJ8Q

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @TXAG: AG @KenPaxtonTX will hold a joint press conference w/ @GregAbbott_TX, @DanPatrick, @TedCruz @ 4 pm CT. Watch: http://t.co/ii0qwiLiWk #txlege

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

These are a few of my favorite things: @TexasMonthly, @departed_music, and new Texas country music: http://t.co/2ukVu86STz

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

The Senate will vote today to approve #KeystoneXL. RT if your Senator should vote yes and help get Americans to work! http://t.co/6EDRcprVXi

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Hope you'll join us today at 5 pm CT! http://t.co/HPhO6pPFKO

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Proud to meet a group of outstanding Marines today. Sincerest thanks for their service & to all those who’ve served. http://t.co/58dYfAkWsK

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

Wow. Gene Simmons military tribute from a few yrs ago, but seeing our soldiers standing strong together is powerful https://t.co/NKGysZZRFC

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @BlackIrishI: Just to let you know, I will be placing a bet on (7) Kid Cruz in your honor. @SenTedCruz #Preakness #bringithome

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Did a little shopping for the office with @SenMikeLee in Houston today. http://t.co/t9IsNINO5G

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Saturday was Caroline's 6th bday party: a princess sleep-over. 11 6yo Disney princesses descended on our home: https://t.co/r9fOKuAk6d

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

Last night was Caroline's 6th bday party: a princess sleep-over. 11 6yo Disney princesses descended on our home: https://t.co/5OdTUnTeVL

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Again, Harry Reid has shot down funding for the VA and national parks: http://t.co/EthnWhxtHe No doubt -- this is #HarryReidsShutdown

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

Watch our new video here: https://t.co/HWBxHksSed "#makedclisten" and please RT!

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Senator Ted Cruz (R) @SenTedCruz

Live with KOKE and Cole in the Morning around 7:45 AM CT. Hope you'll join us: http://t.co/UJeU5ov48J @KOKEFMAUSTIN

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @JohnDrogin: NEWS: @tedcruz intros bill to defund #obamacare. Delaying only one aspect leaves Americans holding bag http://t.co/o3VN55LSnt

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @SenMikeLee: The Senate is voting now on a gun control bill that senators haven't been able to read yet: http://t.co/FuWDvqE6uh #Protect2A

Screenshots of links in this tweet

Ted Cruz (R) @tedcruz

RT @JohnCornyn: PHOTO: At Houston roundtable with Ted Cruz exploring ways we can preserve Social Security: http://t.co/VDzWNGrb

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.