Former Sens. Max Baucus, Al Simpson push for civility — from leaders, the public and the media

Tue, 2017-12-05

Just because it was a discussion about political civility didn't mean it wasn't going to be colorful.

Former U.S. Sens. Max Baucus of Montana and Al Simpson of Wyoming spoke Monday night at Montana State University Billings in a wide-ranging conversation that largely panned current national politics.

Baucus, a Democrat, and Simpson, a Republican, frequently contrasted their time in the Senate with how the body operates today. They repeatedly cited their continuing friendship.