A senior member of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission seemed upset about journalists covering the closed-door meeting. Before the meeting took place, the tense atmosphere developed into confusion when members of the delegation apparently became annoyed at a brief pre-meeting photo opportunity with Hong Kong legislators. Raising his voice, commission vice-chairman Richard D'Amato, a former US military officer, asked why journalists were 'standing around'. 'Who is in charge here?' he asked, before the press was ushered out. Liberal Party leader James Tien Pei-chun, who showed the delegates to their seats, said the meeting was 'chaotic'. 'I was also quite angry. It was very chaotic when they arrived. And there was no secretary, not even someone serving tea,' Mr Tien said. The Legco Secretariat said before the meeting that it was not involved in its arrangement.