Former U.S. Senator Al Simpson served Wyoming in Congress for 18 years. He advanced to be Republican Whip and served on the Senate Judiciary committee during some controversial times. Simpson’s longtime chief of Staff Don Hardy wrote about Simpson’s career in his book Shooting from the Lip, the Life of Senator Al Simpson. Simpson says his darkest time in the Senate was when he was branded as anti-woman during the Clarence Thomas hearings, because of his run-in with Anita Hill.