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!

GrahamBlog Lindsey Graham SC Senator Republican
LindseyGrahamSC Lindsey Graham SC Senator Republican
GwenForCongress Gwen Graham FL House Representative Democrat
RepGwenGraham Gwen Graham FL House Representative Democrat
RepKayGranger Kay Granger TX House Representative Republican
HeatherGrantNC Heather Grant NC Senate Challenger Republican inactive
ChuckGrassley Chuck Grassley IA Senator Republican
RepTomGraves Tom Graves GA House Representative Republican
TomGravesGA14 Tom Graves GA House Representative Republican
Graves4Congress Jim Graves MN House Challenger Democrat inactive
garretgraves Garret Graves LA House Representative Republican
RepGarretGraves Garret Graves LA House Representative Republican
RepSamGraves Sam Graves MO House Representative Republican
mayorvincegray Vincent C. Gray DC Governor Democrat inactive
Gray2014 Vincent C. Gray DC Governor Democrat inactive
AlanGrayson Alan Grayson FL House Representative Democrat
Grayson2k16 Derrick Grayson GA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepAlGreen Al Green TX House Representative Democrat
RepGeneGreen Gene Green TX House Representative Democrat
RepAlGreenTX Al Green TX House Representative Democrat

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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.