“President-elect Joe Biden and his still-unnamed attorney general will be our partner in the hard work of repairing our criminal justice system,” wrote Mr Crump in a USA Today editorial.
Mr Crump praised Mr Biden for his “ambitious criminal justice reform platform” that had landed him the support of the Black community.
“Moved by Biden's promises, Black voters carried him to victory in the presidential election,” added Mr Crump as he called for an attorney general "committed to delivering the Constitution's promises of justice and equality.”
Mr Crump said that Mr West was the leading candidate, having run the Justice Department’s civil division under former attorney general Eric Holder.
While in that job he wrote that Mr West “led various efforts to reduce racial bias, improve procedural fairness, strengthen the relationship between communities of colour and law enforcement, and hold police departments accountable.”
Mr West passed through the Senate 98-1 for his role as associate attorney general.