Blumenthal pardons turkey named after Fauci

NEWINGTON — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal pardoned a turkey named after infectious ailment knowledgeable Dr. Anthony Fauci all over a ceremony forward of Thanksgiving.

Blumenthal on Wednesday joined Stew Leonard Jr. on the Stew Leonard’s store in Newington to pardon the turkey.

The turkey is decided to are living out his days on a farm in Connecticut.

The fowl’s identify changed into picked after lots of people voted online, with Fauci’s name being the winner.

Fauci has been the doctor at the entrance of the COVID-19 pandemic with instructions and suggestions. He has served as the director of the national Institute of allergic reaction and Infectious illnesses because 1984.