The US Secret Service protection detail assigned to Bernie Sanders refers to the Democratic presidential contender as “Intrepid.” The announcement was first made by The Bill Press Show in a tweet, just a week or so after the Department of Homeland Security approved giving Sanders a Secret Service protection detail.
Sanders has yet to confirm the news. However, Press, a progressive talk show host and columnist for The Hill, stated that it is an “absolute fact,” citing an undisclosed source.
According to Press, the code name for the self-described socialist reflects his hard stance against the establishment politicians and Wall Street bankers.
After Homeland Security announced that Sanders would be receiving Secret Service protection, many Twitter users suggested code names for the Vermont Senator, using the hashtag #SandersSecretServiceCodeName.