Rick Perry’s Presser On Masks In TX Schools Turns Into Infomercial For Air Filtration Company He Co-Owns

The Houston Chronicle reports:

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday jumped into the middle of the debate over mask mandates in public schools by trying to sell state officials on a product from a company in which he has a financial interest.

The Republican led a nearly hour-long press conference a the Texas Capitol on Monday that sounded more like an infomercial as he tried to convince state leaders to buy a brand of air filtration products from a company — Houston-based Integrated Viral Protection — that he acknowledged he has “a part” in.

When asked how much of a part, Perry replied: “Well, that’s none of your business. I’m not a public official anymore.” Perry said instead of schools requiring masks, the special filtration system, which has been tested in schools and is already used in the George R. Brown Convention Center, can be an option.

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