Sarah Palin: 'I was kind of surprised to be publicly disinvited' to McCain's funeral

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said not being invited to Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainJuan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal Ernst calls for public presidential campaign funds to go to masks, protective equipment President Trump is right — Now's the time for 'all hands on deck' MORE’s (R-Ariz.) funeral was a "gut punch."

Palin, who was McCain’s running mate for his 2008 presidential campaign, told “Good Morning Britain” she was “kind of surprised to be publicly disinvited” from the August 2018 funeral.

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Palin, who is also a former Republican governor of Alaska, said in addition to her, there were “good people in our campaign back in 2008 who were very, very loyal to Sen. McCain” who were not invited, saying McCain’s family “didn’t have to embarrass me and embarrass others.”

Palin’s remarks come weeks after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE spent multiple days berating the late senator, calling him “horrible” and bemoaning the lack of a “thank you” for giving McCain’s family “the kind of funeral he wanted.”

The Washington National Cathedral, where the funeral was held, put out a statement denying it required Trump’s approval for the event.

“All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former president involves consultation with government officials," a cathedral spokesperson told The Hill in March.