A former Missouri lawmaker wants to return to Jefferson City, this time as Lieutenant Governor.

Bob Onder spent two terms in the Missouri Senate, leaving in 2022 because of term limits. In a pre-recorded video released Monday, he accused some unnamed Republicans in Missouri of not being conservative enough.

“Why don’t Republican politicians do more to fight the invasion of our country by illegal aliens, human trafficking, and fentanyl,” he said. “Why don’t they tell the Biden administration that we won’t aid and abet illegal immigration and we don’t want Palestinian terrorists — so-called refugees?”

Onder was a member of the so-called Conservative Caucus, which tried to block the adoption of Missouri’s new Congressional district map because they wanted seven Republican districts instead of six.

“Why, when Missourians are struggling with high inflation and gas prices, would they impose on us the largest tax increase in Missouri history, a massive gas tax hike,” he said in the video. “Why won’t they once and for all – and without loopholes – ban the grooming and mutilation of our kids in the name of gender ideology?”

Missouri’s gas tax increase includes an option for users to request a reimbursement for the amount of the increase.

Onder also spent one term in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected in 2006, but in 2008 chose instead to run for Missouri’s 9th Congressional seat, where he lost in the Republican primary to Blaine Luetkemeyer. The 9th District was eliminated after the 2010 Census, and Luetkemeyer now represents the 3rd U.S House District.

Onder is the third well-known candidate to enter the Missouri Lieutenant Governor’s race. He’ll face State Senator Holly Thompson Rehder and House Speaker Dean Plocher in the Republican primary next August. Kansas City State Representative Richard Brown is running for the Democratic nomination.

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