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!

Vance4Louisiana Vance McAllister LA House Representative Republican inactive
GovernorVA Terry McAuliffe VA Governor Democrat
TerryMcAuliffe Terry McAuliffe VA Governor Democrat
SenJohnMcCain John McCain AZ Senator Republican
JohnMcCallumGA John McCallum GA House Challenger Republican inactive
repmccarthyny Carolyn McCarthy NY House Representative Democrat inactive
GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy CA House Representative Republican
kevinomccarthy Kevin McCarthy CA House Representative Republican
carolynmccarthy Carolyn McCarthy NY House Representative Democrat inactive
clairecmc Claire McCaskill MO Senator Democrat
McCaskill2012 Claire McCaskill MO Senator Democrat
McCaskillOffice Claire McCaskill MO Senator Democrat
RepMcCaul Michael McCaul TX House Representative Republican
McCaulforTexas Michael McCaul TX House Representative Republican
ErinforPA Erin McClelland PA House Challenger Democrat inactive
mcclinecongress Jameel McCline FL House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepMcClintock Tom McClintock CA House Representative Republican
tommcclintock Tom McClintock CA House Representative Republican
BettyMcCollum04 Betty McCollum MN House Representative Democrat
McConnellPress Mitch McConnell KY Senator 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.