Sanders’s Secret Service code name revealed

Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden's bipartisan deal faces Senate gauntlet Angst grips America's most liberal city Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire MORE’s Secret Service code name is “Intrepid,” according to The Bill Press Show.


Press, a liberal talk show host and columnist for The Hill, revealed the code name, citing an undisclosed source and stating that it was an "absolute fact."

The Sanders campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sanders, one of four presidential candidates known to be receiving protection from the agency, was apparently given the code name as a nod to his stand against both Wall Street bankers and establishment politicians.

Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE still receives protection from her time as first lady; Republicans Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE and Ben CarsonBen CarsonSunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Government indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong Noem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools MORE both requested the protection during their tumultuous 2016 campaigns.

Clinton’s code name is “Evergreen,” and Trump goes by “mogul,” an obvious reference to the billionaire businessman’s deal-making prowess.

Carson goes by “Eli,” an homage to the Biblical character.

Any presidential candidate may request Secret Service protection, and those requests are considered by a congressional advisory committee that includes leaders in both parties.