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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 McCainEx-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds DOJ: Arizona recount could violate civil rights laws Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women 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 ObamaThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Obamas' first White House dog, Bo, dies Census results show White House doubling down on failure 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 BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals 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.”