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USA: Democratic leaders attend anti-Kavanaugh rally outside Supreme Court03:18

USA: Democratic leaders attend anti-Kavanaugh rally outside Supreme Court

United States, Washington DC
October 4, 2018 at 06:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people gathered outside the US Supreme Court to protest US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC on Wednesday.

Several Democratic Senators and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 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.

USA: Democratic leaders attend anti-Kavanaugh rally outside Supreme Court03:18
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Hundreds of people gathered outside the US Supreme Court to protest US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC on Wednesday.

Several Democratic Senators and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 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.

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