Harris selects 'Pioneer' as her Secret Service code name
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMcConnell: 'Good chance' of deal with Biden on infrastructure Democrat Nikki Fried teases possible challenge to DeSantis Pavlich: The border crisis Biden said we could afford 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 BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid 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 describes Barack's favorite movies: 'Everybody is sad, then they die' Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high' Sarah Silverman urges Congress to pass voting bill: 'What kind of politician wants to keep people from voting?' MORE, “Mogul” for President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE and “Muse” for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden a key figure in push to pitch White House plans Petition calls for Jill Biden to undo Trump-era changes to White House Rose Garden Fox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie MORE, according to CNN.