RUFUS - Vice President Richard Banks was sworn in as the acting President of the United States Of Jesstopia following the temporary transfer of power from President John McCallum. President McCallum temporarily transfered power to VP Banks so that he can undergo his Chemotherapy treatment.
RUFUS - President McCallum announced yesterday that he has been diagnosed with First Stage Bone Cancer, the cancer that killed his father Trevor McCallum in 1985. He will under go Chemotherapy starting next week and Vice President Richard Banks will act as President during his treatments.
RUFUS - President McCallum, who has spearheaded the Jesstopian response to the Invasion of Ukraine, by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Over the course of almost 5 months, he has ordered Jesstopian Troops to Ukraine to fight and protect Ukrainian Civilians.
President McCallum has received approval from Congress to formally begin withdrawing troops from Ukraine on the basis the it will continue sending equipment, weaponry and military vehicles to Ukraine so that they continue to have the support they need to fight off Russian Advances.
On Monday, President McCallum addressed Congress to ask for them to reconsider the costs of keeping troops in Ukraine. Over 900,000 troops have been killed on Jesstopia's Military Branches, and the President was worried that if they fighting continued, it would not only force Jesstopia's Government to call on the Selective Service System, which would pull names from a Civilian pool which mandates them to join the military involuntary to continue fighting for the United States Of Jesstopia. He also outlined the need for service members to return home from combat.
"We will continue to withdraw all troops through July 5, 2022. We plan on having all of our troops home before the end of the day on July 6, 2022." said President McCallum. "Troops will begin shipping back to Jesstopia starting June 30, 2022."