Former secretary of labor endorses Sanders

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Robert Reich, who worked in the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations and was Secretary of Labor under Bill ClintonBill ClintonFirst lady slams Trump's 'birther' comments Eric Trump: Took 'courage' to avoid Bill Clinton's infidelity in debate Trump: Bill Clinton no friend to Poland MORE, endorsed Bernie SandersBernie SandersWATCH LIVE: Hillary Clinton campaigns with Bernie Sanders The Hill's 12:30 Report Warren to rally Wisconsin college students for Feingold MORE on Twitter Friday evening. 

The economist and author has written in support of Sanders and his economic plans, calling Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: Clinton opens up 6-point lead over Trump Energy secretary: Green power has increased ‘dramatically’ WATCH LIVE: Trump campaigns in Iowa MORE's proposals too modest, but previously stopped short of officially endorsing Sanders. 

In a statement posted to Facebook, Reich wrote: "I have the deepest respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, and if she wins the Democratic primary I’ll work my heart out to help her become president. But I believe Bernie Sanders is the agent of change this nation so desperately needs."