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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Politicians We Follow

This may be an incomplete list. If you think we're missing someone, please email us with their Name, State, Political Party, Office they hold or are seeking and, of course, Twitter handle. Thanks!

RepGaramendi John Garamendi CA House Representative Democrat
JohnGaramendi John Garamendi CA House Representative Democrat
JoeGarcia Joe Garcia FL House Representative Democrat inactive
RepJoeGarcia Joe Garcia FL House Representative Democrat inactive
MarilindaGarcia Marilinda Garcia NH House Challenger Republican inactive
SenCoryGardner Cory Gardner CO Senator Republican
CoryGardner Cory Gardner CO Senator Republican
ArtGardner2014 Art Gardner GA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepGarrett Scott Garrett NJ House Representative Republican
GarrisonForOhio Jennifer Garrison OH House Challenger Democrat inactive
RonGeorge2014 Ron George MD Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
JimGerlach Jim Gerlach PA House Representative Republican inactive
GaryGerrard10 Gary Gerrard GA House Challenger Republican inactive
scottgessler Scott Gessler CO Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
Bob_Gibbs Bob Gibbs OH House Representative Republican
RepBobGibbs Bob Gibbs OH House Representative Republican
RepChrisGibson Chris Gibson NY House Representative Republican
ChrisGibsonNY Chris Gibson NY House Representative Republican
GabbyGiffords Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords AZ House Representative Democrat inactive
davidgill2012 David Gill M.D. IL House Challenger Democrat inactive

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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.

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.