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 McCainMartha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Meghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women GOP senator calls CNN reporter a 'liberal hack' when asked about Parnas materials 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 rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' 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.