Promising to send President Joe Biden "back to his basement," DeSantis also fired shots at Hunter Biden, who is currently under investigation by the GOP for its shady overseas business dealings.
Going into his fifth year of being investigated, the governor claimed that Hunter Biden "would have been in jail years ago" if he were a Republican.
"Two different sets of rules depending on whether you're a member in good standing of elite society or not," DeSantis said. "We have a bureaucracy that our Founding Fathers would find unrecognizable. It is an unaccountable, weaponized, administrative state that unevenly wields authority depending on its targets."
DeSantis's Iowa visit marked his first stop on a three-state, 12-city tour that will also take place in the first two primary states— New Hampshire and South Carolina.