- The U.S. Secret Service has given Bernie Sanders the code name "Intrepid"
- Four candidates have Secret Service protection this cycle, including Sanders
Sources familiar with the Vermont senator's security moniker confirmed it to CNN Thursday. The Bill Press Show tweeted out
Sanders code name Thursday morning. Both the Sanders campaign and the Secret Service declined to comment.
Sanders was granted Secret Service protection
just two days after narrow loss in Iowa, based in part on his large crowd sizes.
Four candidates have Secret Service protection this cycle, including Sanders. Hillary Clinton has protection from her time as First Lady and Donald Trump and Ben Carson were granted protection after requesting it last fall.
The Republican candidates were asked last fall at CNN's Republican debate
what they wanted their Secret Service code names to be. Trump picked "Humble" and Carson said he would like "One Nation."