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!

RepJeffries Hakeem Jeffries NY House Representative Democrat
RepLynnJenkins Lynn Jenkins KS House Representative Republican
lynnjenkins Lynn Jenkins KS House Representative Republican
EvanJenkinsWV Evan Jenkins WV House Representative Republican
RepEvanJenkins Evan Jenkins WV House Representative Republican
JensenElis Elisabeth Jensen KY House Challenger Democrat inactive
BobbyJindal Bobby Jindal LA Governor Republican
Mike_Johanns Mike Johanns NE Senator Republican inactive
RepBillJohnson Bill Johnson OH House Representative Republican
SamsPressShop Sam Johnson TX House Representative Republican
RepHankJohnson Hank Johnson GA House Representative Democrat
SenRonJohnson Ron Johnson WI Senator Republican
RepEBJ E.B. Johnson TX House Representative Democrat
SenJohnsonSD Tim Johnson SD Senator Democrat inactive
RepTimJohnson Tim Johnson IL House Representative Republican inactive
GovGaryJohnson Gary Johnson Presidential Challenger Republican inactive
JohnsonLeads Bill Johnson OH House Representative Republican
ReElectHank Hank Johnson GA House Representative Democrat
RonJohnsonWI Ron Johnson WI Senator Republican
Jeff4Gov Jeff Johnson MN Gubernatorial Challenger Republican 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.