Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin is finally breaking her silence on something that has been apparently bothering her about the late Arizona Sen. John McCain and his family.
During an interview on Good Morning Britain, Palin — who served as McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election — described how not being invited to McCain’s funeral was a “gut punch.”
Palin said she was “disinvited” from McCain’s funeral, which she said deeply upset her given was his running mate in 2008.
“They [the McCain family] didn’t have to embarrass me and others, it wasn’t just me it was other people from our campaign back in 2008… it’s kind of a gut punch,” Palin said.
“It’s been bizarre. When I was tapped to run as the first woman VP candidate on the Republican ticket, I had nearly 90 percent approval rating as the governor of the largest state,” she added.
Palin continued, “It made sense to me and my supporters why John McCain did tap me. But, yeah, once getting out there on that national stage and realizing that there are so many snakes in politics, they are so many snakes in the Republican party who were running the show and allowing me to get clobbered.”
Palin argued that McCain’s team and family placed a lot of blame on her for his failed 2008 presidential run, which she said may have been why she wasn’t invited to the funeral.
“They were looking for someone to blame for their really crappy type of campaign that they ran. I was a scapegoat,” Palin said.
“That’s in the past though…sometimes you win, sometimes you learn and I certainly learned through that,” she added.
‘I was surprised to be publicly disinvited…’
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, speaks for the first time about not being invited to John McCain’s funeral. pic.twitter.com/5VqD3zJ6SK
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) 1 апреля 2019 г.