Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) called a reporter a "jackass" Tuesday evening for asking repeated questions about a lewd tweet that appeared on Weiner's Twitter account.

Weiner was surrounded by a scrum of reporters asking him about the incident, which he declined to discuss, saying he planned to focus on other issues.

CNN Capitol Hill producer Ted Barrett said the lawmaker could simply say "no" in answering whether or not he sent the tweet.

"All you have to do is say 'no' to the question," Barrett said.

Turning to another reporter, Weiner asked her to "follow some rules here."

"One of them is going to be you ask questions and I do the answers, that seem reasonable?" Weiner said. "That would be reasonable right? That'd be reasonable; you do the questions, I do the answers, and this jackass interrupts me?"

On Friday Weiner's account Tweeted a lewd picture of a man's waist area. The tweet was quickly removed. Weiner has maintained that his account has been hacked and he did not tweet the photo. He has also said he plans to take legal action against the hacker.

"This was a prank, and a silly one. I am focused on my work," he said in a statement to the New York Daily News.

Still, Weiner has continued to receive media attention about the tweet.

The New York tabloids have dubbed the story "Weinergate."