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!

DavidIge4Gov David Ige HI Governor Democrat
KeithIngramAR Keith Ingram AR Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
jiminhofe Jim Inhofe OK Senator Republican
InhofePress Jim Inhofe OK Senator Republican
daninnis Daniel Innis NH House Challenger Republican inactive
Daniel_Inouye Daniel Inouye HI Senator Democrat inactive
TeamDanInouye Daniel Inouye HI Senator Democrat inactive
JayInslee Jay Inslee WA Governor Democrat
GovInslee Jay Inslee WA Governor Democrat
SenatorIsakson Johnny Isakson GA Senator Republican
RepSteveIsrael Steve Israel NY House Representative Democrat
IsraelForNY Steve Israel NY House Representative Democrat
DarrellIssa Darrel Issa CA House Representative Republican
TeamIssa Darrel Issa CA House Representative Republican
JacksonLeeTX18 Sheila Jackson Lee TX House Representative Democrat
jacksonlee18 Sheila Jackson Lee TX House Representative Democrat
MarkJacobsIowa Mark Jacobs IA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
Charlie_Janssen Charlie Janssen NE Gubernatorial Challenger Republican inactive
JanyForCongress Ed Jany FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
TeamJeffries Hakeem Jeffries NY 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.