The Gingrich-era Republicans attempted to show the politics of scandal in opposition to the Democrats. Oversight is a valid serve as of Congress, so there’s not anything inherently flawed with investigations. But the GOP, overestimated with a meant mandate, frequently botched the process. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), chair of the oversight committee, drew ridicule for propounding wild conspiracy theories. Among different issues, he attempted to lift questions on the suicide of a White House aide through inviting newshounds to his home, getting rid of a pistol, and shooting a cantaloupe.