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Harris selects ‘Pioneer’ as her Secret Service code name

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Sen. Kamala Harris (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 Biden’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.

{mosads}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 Obama, “Mogul” for President Trump and “Muse” for first lady Melania Trump, according to CNN.

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