Hastings was found to have solicited a bribe while he was a federal judge, and was found to have lied during the investigation. He was subsequently impeached, but then won a House seat in 1992 and is now in his 11th term.

The Sentinel reported that some residents of the city showed up this week to argue that the street should not be named after someone with that sort of checkered past.

"I couldn't feel good about saying who that is [to my kids]," said one resident. "Let's make if after someone we can all be proud of."

Others argued that the street should not be named after a living person.

The report said Hastings was "humbled" by the decision to name a street after him, and said the final decision will not affect his work in Congress.

"Whether the street is renamed or not … I'll continue to work for Miramar and Broward County," he said.