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!

SenatorHeitkamp Heidi Heitkamp ND Senator Democrat
DeanHeller Dean Heller NV Senator Republican
SenDeanHeller Dean Heller NV Senator Republican
RepHensarling Jeb Hensarling TX House Representative Republican
GovHerbert Gary Richard Herbert UT Governor Republican
HerbertForUtah Gary Richard Herbert UT Governor Republican
Astro_Jose Jose Hernandez CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
JSHernandez2012 John Hernandez CA House Challenger Democrat inactive
HerrForSenate Brian Herr MA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
HerreraBeutler Jaime Herrera Beutler WA House Representative Republican
JaimeLHerrera Jaime Herrera Beutler WA House Representative Republican
jodyhice Jody Hice GA House Representative Republican
congressmanhice Jody Hice GA House Representative Republican
hickforco John Hickenlooper CO Governor Democrat
RepBrianHiggins Brian Higgins NY House Representative Democrat
Higgins4WNY Brian Higgins NY House Representative Democrat
ElectFrench French Hill AR House Representative Republican
owenjhill Owen Hill CO Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepFrenchHill French Hill AR House Representative Republican
jahimes Jim Himes CT 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.