Santorum: There is concern about false allegations against men
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CNN analyst and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R) says that President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE has a point when claiming that the accusations around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh show it is a “scary time for young men” in the United States.

Santorum on Tuesday said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that while Trump "overstated the case," he believes "there is concern among some people that their sons or brothers may be accused of something."

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"I actually see it as a very good teachable moment. I’ve certainly used it for boys and said, ‘Look, obviously this is behavior we’ve told you not to do, but there could be a situation where you put yourself in a position where you could be accused of something. And you don’t want to do that. You want to be much more cautious,' " Santorum said. 

"I don’t see that as a scary moment whatsoever. I see that as an instructive moment," Santorum added.

Trump told reporters on the South Lawn at the White House on Wednesday that "it is a very scary time for young men in America, when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of."

He also claimed that Kavanaugh has been treated unfairly as multiple women have come forward publicly to accuse the nominee of sexual misconduct.

"It's a very scary situation where you're guilty until proven innocent," Trump said. "That is a very, very difficult standard."

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) disputed Trump's claim in her own appearance Tuesday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

“That really flows from total mistrust of women," she said. "They must all think that we sit around making up stories about them. We have a few other things that we’d like to do, such as getting on with our lives and making a living."