The Republican Party is now nothing more than a collection of sociopath cretins who are interested in doing away with democracy. They are zealots and provide a real challenge to all those who want to preserve democratic rule. Unfortunately, their task is made easy by the reluctance of the Democrats to have any backbone in confronting them. To be sure there are some vocal Democrats but for the large part the party has mounted no real challenge to the autocratic movement being espoused by the Republicans. Accordingly, as 2022 moves on I see no reason for optimism that Republican criminals (particularly Trump and his cohorts) will face any accountability. Shame on the Democrats!!!!