CBS News August 27, 2018, 5:26 PM Jimmy Carter hails John McCain's "commitment to the truth"

At almost 94 years old, former President Jimmy Carter is still living a life of service, even building homes with Habitat for Humanity. "CBS This Morning" co-anchor John Dickerson met with the former president to talk about why he's involved with the non-profit. The two also talked about the legacy of Sen. John McCain, who died on Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer.

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks with "CBS This Morning" co-anchor John Dickerson.

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John Dickerson: John McCain also served in the Navy, of course, passed away recently. What are your thoughts on his passing?

Jimmy Carter: Well, John McCain's service in the Navy made me proud. His personal heroism has been proven. And I think his basic integrity, his commitment to the truth — no matter if it was politically unpopular — was accepted by him as something that had to be done. So I think that John McCain was admirable as a naval officer, as human being and as a member of the US Senate.

Watch the full interview on "CBS This Morning," Tuesday, August 28, 7:00-9:00 a.m. ET.

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