(Blacksburg, Va.) — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table.

Trump pardoned both gobblers, a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots. They will be sent to Virginia Tech to be cared for by poultry science and veterinary students.

Trump also warned the pair to be on the lookout for an investigative push from the incoming House Democratic majority.

“Even though Peas and Carrots have received a presidential pardon, I have warned them that House Democrats are likely to issue them both subpoenas,” he said.

Trump was traveling to his Florida estate later to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family.