The message from the aging rock star about the California Republican was succinct:
Those gripping words were tweeted earlier this year by Axl Rose, the frontman for Guns N’ Roses. The rocker apparently was miffed after Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) suggested that the Obama administration spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. (Rose’s appetite for destruction isn’t just the title of his band’s most popular album: During a concert shortly after the election, he beat an oversized pinata depicting the new president.)
The profane tweet by Rose—who now looks like the homeless love child of Sam Kinison and Ethel Merman—earned nearly 30,000 likes.
A month later, the House Intelligence Committee chairman released his memo that detailed how, in fact, Obama’s Justice Department misled a secret court to obtain an order before the election to wiretap a Trump campaign volunteer.
Rose is one of many celebrities hoping to dump some cold November Rain on Nunes’s reelection next month. The lawmaker who President Trump on Thursday said should get the Medal of Freedom for “what he has gone through and his bravery” is a top target of the Left for leading the investigation into the biggest political scandal in U.S. history: The weaponization of the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence apparatus to infiltrate a rival presidential campaign and undermine an incoming administration.
But actors, movie producers, and alleged comedians have been attacking Nunes as a Trump and/or Russian stooge, and now are lining up their fading star power behind his Democratic challenger, Andrew Janz. “Star Wars” leading man Mark Hamill sneered that Nunes is “a Trump enabler,” and donated a whopping $300 to Janz last year.
Jim Carrey painted a cartoon of the eight-term congressman, titled “White House delivery boy, can I take your order?” The unfunny and disturbed comedian Chelsea Handler referred to him as “a Russian agent . . . who wants to cover up any Russian meddling, since the RNC knows they helped Russia interfere. Let’s get rid of Nunes, and elect real people who work for Americans, not Russia.”
Rosie O’Donnell, Barbra Streisand, and producer James Brooks are among some of the celebrity contributors to Janz’s campaign fund. When the Fresno Bee, Nunes’s hometown paper, endorsed Janz earlier this month, quasi-celebrities cheered the news: “Hometown paper drops a bomb on Devin Nunes and endorses opponent in scathing editorial,” tweeted 1980s drama queen Morgan Fairchild. (The Bee and Nunes are at war. More on that soon.)