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!

RepMikeBishop Mike Bishop MI House Representative Republican
RepDianeBlack Diane Black TN House Representative Republican
dianeblack4rep Diane Black TN House Representative Republican inactive
MarshaBlackburn Marsha Blackburn TN House Representative Republican
VoteMarsha Marsha Blackburn TN House Representative Republican
Bruce_Blakeman Bruce Blakeman NY House Challenger Republican inactive
BlumforCongress Rod Blum IA House Representative Republican
RodBlum Rod Blum IA House Representative Republican
RepRodBlum Rod Blum IA House Representative Republican
BlumenauerMedia Earl Blumenauer OR House Representative Democrat
repblumenauer Earl Blumenauer OR House Representative Democrat
SenBlumenthal Richard "Dick" Blumenthal CT Senator Democrat
DickBlumenthal Richard "Dick" Blumenthal CT Senator Democrat
RoyBlunt Roy Blunt MO Senator Republican
SpeakerBoehner John Boehner OH House Representative Republican
johnboehner John Boehner OH House Representative Republican
RaymondBoland Ray Boland WI House Challenger Republican inactive
RepBonamici Suzanne Bonamici OR House Representative Democrat
SuzanneBonamici Suzanne Bonamici OR House Representative Democrat
dbongino Dan Bongino MD House 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.