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!

RepDerekKilmer Derek Kilmer WA House Representative Democrat
RepRonKind Ron Kind WI House Representative Democrat
KindforCongress Ron Kind WI House Representative Democrat
RepPeteKing Pete King NY House Representative Republican
SteveKingIA Steve King IA House Representative Republican
angusking2018 Angus King ME Senator Independent
SenAngusKing Angus King ME Senator Independent
JackKingston Jack Kingston GA House Representative Republican inactive
JackKingston4GA Jack Kingston GA Senate Challenger Republican inactive
RepKinzinger Adam Kinzinger IL House Representative Republican
electadam Adam Kinzinger IL House Representative Republican
SenatorKirk Mark Kirk IL Senator Republican
MarkKirk Mark Kirk IL Senator Republican
Ann_Kirkpatrick Ann Kirkpatrick AZ House Representative Democrat
RepKirkpatrick Ann Kirkpatrick AZ House Representative Democrat
RepLarryKissell Larry Kissell NC House Representative Democrat inactive
GovKitz John A. Kitzhaber M.D. OR Governor Democrat
KitzForGov John A. Kitzhaber M.D. OR Governor Democrat
repjohnkline John Kline MN House Representative Republican
Kline4Congress John Kline MN House Representative Republican

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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.