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!

SenSasse Ben Sasse NE Senator Republican
SaucedoMercer Gabby Saucedo Mercer AZ House Challenger Republican inactive
SteveScalise Steve Scalise LA House Representative Republican
geauxscalise Steve Scalise LA House Representative Republican
janschakowsky Jan Schakowsky IL House Representative Democrat
RepSchakowsky Jan Schakowsky IL House Representative Democrat
brianschatz Brian Schatz HI Senator Democrat
SenBrianSchatz Brian Schatz HI Senator Democrat
MarkSchauer Mark Schauer MI Gubernatorial Challenger Democrat inactive
EricSchertzing Eric Schertzing MI House Challenger Democrat inactive
RepAdamSchiff Adam Schiff CA House Representative Democrat
28thDistrict Adam Schiff CA House Representative Democrat
RepSchilling Bobby Schilling IL House Representative Republican inactive
reelectbobby Bobby Schilling IL House Representative Republican inactive
Schlesinger4FL Alan Schlesinger FL House Challenger Republican inactive
Schneider4IL10 Brad Schneider IL House Representative Democrat inactive
RepSchneider Brad Schneider IL House Representative Democrat inactive
aaronschock Aaron Schock IL House Representative Republican
RepAaronSchock Aaron Schock IL House Representative Republican
RepSchrader Kurt Schrader OR 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.