Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe is skipping the Republican National Convention, where he was scheduled to host a lunch on Tuesday. According to host organization James Madison Institute's website, O'Keefe "will not be able to personally attend," citing "government restrictions."

"Come hear why the federal government has revoked permission for him to travel to Tampa," an update on the website reads. "Despite the government's restrictions, not all is lost for this citizen journalist in the age of new media." O'Keefe will be communicating with luncheon guests via Skype.

A call to the James Madison Institute was not immediately returned.