TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Hundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington DC on Thursday to demonstrate against the US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Several Democratic Senators were also in attendance. Senator Jeff Merkley from Oregon decried Kavanaugh's "intense partisanship" and called on all Americans, whether Democrat or Republican, to "stop the travesty of this individual ever serving on that court."

Kavanaugh's nomination is under threat after being accused of sexual assaulting Dr Christine Blasey Ford at a high school party in the 1980s. He strongly denies the allegations and called the confirmation process a "disgrace."

US President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, has since ordered an FBI investigation into his nominee for the top court.