An exasperating interview with Senate leaders

Steve Kroft discusses his impossible interview with Senate leaders who can't reach a compromise

Steve Kroft conducted a very tense interview this week on 60 Minutes. He brought together the two leaders of the U.S. Senate, Democrat Harry Reid and Republican Mitch McConnell, for their first joint interview.

"It was very chilly," Kroft told Overtime's Ann Silvio in the above video. "They did not look at each other once during the course of the interview."

"They kept saying 'my good friend, Harry' or 'my good friend, Mitch,' but it didn't seem very genuine."

The Senate has become a dysfunctional place, filled with politicians on the extreme Left and Right who can't or won't reach a compromise for the public good, Kroft says. "It's clearly not a fun place, and there are a lot of people that are very unhappy, particularly the new group of congressmen. A number of people have told us that they've come in and said, 'What am I doing here?'"

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Listen to Kroft's analysis of his joint interview with Senate leaders, and tell us what you think of the situation in the comment section. Is the solution, as Kroft told us, to simply vote these guys out and elect better Senators? Or is the U.S. Senate and its system of rules and procedures broken?

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