Gingrich and the strident approach taken by House Republicans polluted the 1996 presidential bid of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.
This is a challenge for Democrats, who partly won control of the House because of what voters interpreted as Republican fealty to the President.
Just investigations and impeachment," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told Fox Business Network on Sunday.
Aggressive "oversight" by likely House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and probable Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., complete with exchanges with White House officials from the dais may energize the left-wing base.
If House Democrats aren't careful, they'll stumble into the same trap House Republicans did 24 years ago.