Palin not invited to McCain's funeral: report

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has reportedly not been invited to attend funeral services for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGabbard hits back at Meghan McCain after fight over Assad Mellman: Where are good faith and integrity? GOP senator says Republicans didn't control Senate when they held majority MORE (R-Ariz.), her onetime running mate.

NBC News reported Wednesday that Palin had not been invited. A source within the Palin family told NBC News that “out of respect to Senator McCain and his family we have nothing to add at this point.” 

“The Palin family will always cherish their friendship with the McCains and hold those memories dear,” the source added, according to NBC.

Palin ran as McCain's vice presidential nominee during his 2008 bid for the White House. McCain ultimately lost to then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Obama goes viral after sporting black bomber jacket with '44' on sleeve at basketball game Obama attends UNC-Duke basketball game MORE (D-Ill.).

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A private ceremony for McCain was held Wednesday inside the Arizona Capitol rotunda. He will lie in state in Arizona for two days before being transported to the U.S. Capitol to lie in state there on Friday. McCain will have a funeral service in his home state on Thursday, where former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 It's Bernie Sanders vs. Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire Harry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus MORE will speak.

On Saturday, Obama and and former President George W. Bush will eulogize McCain during a service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

McCain will be buried in private at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on Sunday.

McCain died on Saturday at age 81 after being diagnosed with brain cancer last year.

Following McCain’s death, Palin wrote in a tweet that McCain “was a maverick and a fighter.”

“Today we lost an American original,” she tweeted. “Sen. John McCain was a maverick and a fighter, never afraid to stand for his beliefs. John never took the easy path in life — and through sacrifice and suffering he inspired others to serve something greater than self.”