A Michigan state senator’s passionate speech has gone viral after she took to the Senate Floor

to defend herself against unsubstantiated claims made by another lawmaker in a campaign email.

Democratic Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow on Tuesday addressed the state Senate in response

to an unproven allegation that she wants to “groom and sexualize kindergartners.”

The accusation was made in a fundraising email earlier this week by Republican state legislator Lana Theis,

who represents the state’s 22nd district -- all of Livingston County and part of Washtenaw County.

“Senator Lana Theis accused me by name of grooming and sexualizing children in an attempt to marginalize me

for standing up against her marginalizing the LGBTQ community,” McMorrow tweeted

alongside her remarks, which have garnered more than 8 million views in less than 24 hours.

“I sat on it for a while wondering why me? Then I realized ... I’m the biggest threat to your hollow

Michigan Sen Mallory McMorrow fires back