The privileges committee, comprised of 12 senior MPs, sits as Parliament's court and it takes itself seriously.
But Peters said he wouldn't have been surprised if a gallows had been erected for the inquiry into the $100,000 donation from billionaire Owen Glenn.
"It was more like the Spanish Inquisition or the Salem Witch trials than a reasoned hearing by the so-called highest court in the land," he said yesterday in a speech prepared for a Grey Power meeting.
So what did Peters expect?
After all, NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!! Enjoy!