A spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on Friday pushed back against a report that the Long Island Republican is under federal investigation.

The report indicated that Skelos was being scrutinized by the U.S. Attorney’s office over his outside income, which is as high as $250,000 according to a financial disclosure statement.

The report comes at a delicate time for Albany: Sheldon Silver is being forced to vacate his speakership by Monday after his arrest on charges that his private income was gained through illicit referrals.

“Last night’s thinly-sourced report by WNBC is irresponsible, and does not meet the standards of serious journalism,” said Skelos spokeswoman Kelly Cummings. “Senator Skelos has not been contacted by anyone from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As such, we won’t be commenting further.”