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

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!

4RickyGill Ricky Gill CA House Challenger Republican inactive
EdWGillespie Ed Gillespie VA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
EdForSenate Ed Gillespie VA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
SenGillibrand Kirsten Gillibrand NY Senator Democrat
RepPhilGingrey Phil Gingrey GA House Representative Republican inactive
PhilGingreyMD Phil Gingrey MD GA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Newt2012HQ Newt Gingrich GA Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
newtgingrich Newt Gingrich GA Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
replouiegohmert Louie Gohmert TX House Representative Republican
GomezForMA Gabriel Gomez MA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Eloise4Congress Eloise Gomez Reyes CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
TX20CharlieG Charlie Gonzalez TX House Representative Democrat inactive
RepGoodlatte Rob Goodlatte VA House Representative Republican
BobGoodlatte6 Bob Goodlatte VA House Representative Republican
JeffGorell Jeff Gorell CA House Challenger Republican inactive
RepGosar Paul Gosar AZ House Representative Republican
Gosar4Congress Paul Gosar AZ House Representative Republican
gosar4gov Pete Gosar WY Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
TGowdySC Trey Gowdy SC House Representative Republican
tgowdy Trey Gowdy SC House Representative Republican

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.