Sen. Blumenthal pardons ‘Dr. Fauci the Turkey’ at Stew Leonard’s in Newington

NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal pardoned a turkey at Stew Leonard’s in Newington on Wednesday.

The turkey turned into named after Dr. Anthony Fauci and may reside out his final days in happiness on a Connecticut turkey farm.

The apply of pardoning a turkey is usually a presidential characteristic and dates again to the days of President Abraham Lincoln.

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