Sanders’s Secret Service code name revealed

Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersProgressive House Dem pushes for vote on 'Medicare for all' bill Castro takes steps toward likely 2020 bid Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February MORE’s Secret Service code name is “Intrepid,” according to The Bill Press Show.

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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.

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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.