In this Majority Report clip, we watch CNN footage covering the scandal during which the Senate Judiciary Committee denied Jeff Sessions a federal judgeship appointment due to various allegations of racist remarks and behavior—in 1986. Surely the now Alabama senator’s views have evolved over the past 30 years. Just kidding, a Slate article today accurately calls Sessions an “outwardly racist, xenophobic, homophobic misogynist” who will destroy American civil rights.

Sam Seder is an American comedian, writer, actor, film director, television producer-director, and progressive talk radio host. His works include the film Who's the Caboose? (1997) starring Sarah Silverman and Seder, as well as the television shows Beat Cops (2001) and Pilot Season (2004). He also appeared in Next Stop Wonderland (1998). Seder also made guest appearances on Spin City (1997), Sex and the City (2000) and America Undercover (2005).