Jim Carrey targets McCarthy, Nunes ahead of midterms
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Jim Carrey is on a mission to boot some of the House’s top Republicans from Congress in the midterm elections, saying, “I’d like to get Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears ‘Fox & Friends’ host asks if McCabe opening FBI probe into Trump was attempt to ‘overthrow government’ Nunes says GOP lawmakers looking through Russia transcripts, will make DOJ referrals MORE out of there forever.”

Nunes, a California Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has been vilified on the left over his handling of the panel’s probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference. But he isn’t the only California Republican the “Ace Ventura” actor says he plans to target come November.

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Carrey — who’s become known for blistering, anti-Trump artwork that he shares on social media — tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday, “I'm gonna be supporting the local guys here and making sure that [House Majority Leader] Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCongress allows Violence Against Women Act to lapse Mandatory E-Verify: The other border wall Bret Stephens: Would love to see Hannity react when Dem declares climate change emergency MORE doesn't get back in.”

Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTrey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe MORE and Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanWhite House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration Rod Rosenstein’s final insult to Congress: Farewell time for reporters but not testimony House conservatives blast border deal, push Trump to use executive power MORE? I mean, what a f---ing collection of ne'er-do-wells, man,” Carrey added.

Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, said in January that he’s retiring from Congress at the end of this term. Jordan, a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, announced last month that he’s running for Speaker. McCarthy could be his main competitor.

“It's just the worst of us encouraging the worst in us,” said Carrey, 56.

"To watch half the country ignore what is quite obviously right in front of them, I liken it to standing on the railroad tracks cheering for the locomotive that's about to run you down. 'Look at it, look how beautiful it is. Man, it's really fast. It's getting here quickly,' ” a laughing Carrey continued.

"When it's all said and done and the Feds finally close in and [President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE] hands over the keys to Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago and whatever else he has, there's going to be a celebration in this country such as has never been seen before. I guarantee it," he said.

While he makes his mark in the political world through his artwork, the star of Showtime’s new series “Kidding” says he doesn't like being wooed to open his checkbook on the campaign fundraising circuit.

"I try to avoid Hillary [Clinton’s] fundraising parties up in the hills around me,” Carrey said during the interview at his California home. “Every once in a while, I'd hear one of them. She pretty much covered the clock. It was like, 'Oh, Hillary's over there now? Yeah, standing by the pool, making the pitch?' That kind of world doesn't appeal to me.”