Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTwo 'View' hosts test positive for coronavirus ahead of Harris interview Rep. Karen Bass to run for mayor of Los Angeles: report Biden taps big bank skeptic to for top regulatory post MORE (D-Calif.) has selected “Pioneer” as her code name for the Secret Service, CNN reported.
Harris, who reportedly came under the protection of the Secret Service after being named presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE's running mate, selected the name from a list that had already been OK'd by the White House Communications Agency, according to CNN, which cited a law enforcement source for its reporting.
The nickname seems particularly fitting for Harris given the historical significance of her being named Biden’s running mate last week, as she is the first Black woman and Indian American to run on a major party’s presidential ticket.
In an interview with CNN, former Secret Service special agent Jonathan Wackrow said Secret Service “protectees have almost taken on the persona of the call sign that they had selected” over time.
He went on to call former President Obama’s Secret Service code name, which is reportedly “Renegade,” a “great example” of the idea given “how he went against the establishment in some of the things that he had done.”
He also said late first lady Barbara Bush’s Secret Service code name, which is reportedly “'Tranquility,” “embodied the tranquility and peacefulness in a time of war.”
Other Secret Service code names include “Celtic” for Biden, “Renaissance" for former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama looks to mobilize voters for midterms We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Obamas, Bushes and Clintons joining new effort to help Afghan refugees MORE, “Mogul” for President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE and “Muse” for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE, according to CNN.