In emails obtained by TMZ, Exotic — whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage — says he has confidence in the Biden-Harris administration to help reform the criminal justice system.
The 57-year-old added how he believes Vice President Harris can “help clean up the corruption in the DOJ and other agencies.”
Exotic admitted that he believed in Trump, but his feelings changed on January 6 when the U.S. Capitol riot occured.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage is currently serving 22 years after being found guilty of participating in a murder-for-hire plot against Carole Baskin.
(Santa Rosa County Jail via AP)
Exotic’s legal team at the time thought he would be included on the list.
“We will be standing by waiting for President Trump’s confirmation of the Tiger King Joe Exotic,” private investigator Eric Love, who is part of Exotic’s legal team, said Jan. 19. “Much love to the fans. Thank you so much for all the support. God bless. We’ll see you as soon as we get the pardon.”
Joe Exotic is the main subject of Netflix’s hit docuseries ‘Tiger King,’ which chronicles the rivalry between himself and Carole Baskin as he struggles to keep his zoo afloat.
(Netflix US/AFP via Getty Images)
Love had been waiting inside a limousine to pick Maldonado-Passage up from a Texas prison if he was pardoned, according to KFOR-TV.
He said that they had brought supplies for “hair, makeup, wardrobes” in addition to a doctor and mental health expert in the event of his release.
Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot that targeted his big cat zoo rival, Carole Baskin.
Fox News’ Julie Musto and Brie Stimson contributed to this report.