Left off the initial list of speakers at the Republican convention, Rep. Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington House Republicans find silver lining in minority MORE (R-Va.) will now address delegates on the floor sometime this week.

As one of John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain shares video of father shutting down supporter who called Obama an 'Arab' after Trump rally Graham: Every Republican president or nominee 'will be accused of being a racist' No presidential candidate can unite the country MORE's most vocal supporters in the House, Cantor's absence from the official program fueled rumors that he would be selected as a running mate. The Virginia Republican underwent the formal vetting process in August and was seen as a potential dark horse candidate for the slot.

When asked about the omission last week, Cantor's office attributed the omission to the "vacuity of [the scheduling of] convention speakers."

Cantor's specific convention speaking slot has yet to be determined.

-Jackie Kucinich