Jul 10, 2018 10:34 Asia/Tehran

Donald Trump on Monday nominated conservative judge, Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The nomination will set in motion an acrimonious and expensive confirmation process that is likely to turn on how Kavanaugh handles questions about Roe v Wade. 

Conservative groups have already launched what will collectively be a multi-million dollar campaign in support of Trump’s nominee.

Democrats’ strategy for blocking Kavanaugh’s confirmation hinges on keeping their caucus unified in opposition and persuading two pro-choice Republican senators to join them.

All eyes will be on a handful of moderate Republicans and Democrats who are under immense pressure from activists of both parties.

In the coming weeks, Kavanaugh will meet with senators in anticipation of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.