President Trump’s third Supreme Court nomination, Amy Coney Barrett, is seen as likely to cement a 6-3 conservative majority. But there’s a lesser-known aspect of Trump’s picks — each represents Generation X.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, 53, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, 55, and Barrett, 48, a federal appeals court judge in Indiana, are the first batch of Generation Xers to be nominated to the Supreme Court. It is not surprising Trump chose individuals from this age group to fill Supreme Court seats, as one source told the Washington Examiner the president wants his judges to be on the court for a generation or two.
Additionally, although Generation X, born between 1965 and 1981, is smaller compared to baby boomers before them or the millennials who came after, Gen Xers are finally beginning to take on the levers of power.