Code Pink, the liberal anti-war group, surrounded Rep. Gary Ackerman's (D-N.Y.) houseboat Wednesday to protest his harsh rhetoric against Iran, Newsday reports.

Fifteen activists in three canoes and an inflatable raft encircled Ackerman's boat on the Potomac River, chanting and whistling at him until he emerged, according to the newspaper. He gave a hug and a kiss to the group's leader.

Ackerman has introduced a non-binding legislation that would ask President Bush to increase "economic, political and diplomatic pressure" on the Islamic state. The Democrat told the newspaper that he would not back down from his support for the measure.