This week’s roundup of deletions archived by Politwoops includes a long delayed deletion about Hitler, a revoked press release and more.
We start with the deletion at the top of this post from Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, who deleted his comparison to Hitler 17 hours after it first appeared. By the time he took it down, the tweet was the subject of a thousand retweets and dozens of press articles. He put up a press release to explain his thoughts saying, “It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the President to Adolf Hitler.”
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., deleted a tweet after two hours around that said, “RELEASE: Waters Opposes House Republicans’ Bills to Weaken Wall Street Reforms & Defund Immigration Initiatives.” The linked press release was also deleted and now Politwoops serves as the only available place to read this once-touted statement. Waters kept up a video of her speaking on the floor about Wall Street reforms. She also issued a statement through the Financial Services Committee, where she serves as the ranking member, but there’s no other mention of immigration.
Other notable deletions this week include outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, who removed a tweet about him learning how to code, and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who took down a picture of President Theodore Roosevelt standing in Yosemite National Park that accompanied a message saying, “Today in 1908, President Teddy Roosevelt named #Arizona’s #GrandCanyon a national monument.” The tweet was deleted from both her campaign and official accounts.
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