"In conclusion, the minority does not support the creation of committees for political theater," Democrats wrote in the report released Monday.
Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte has power to make direct appointments to fill judicial vacancies under a bill passed this session and being challenged before the state Supreme Court.
"If I can’t set aside my own views and apply things even-handedly, then I don't belong in this job, frankly, and nor does anyone else," Judge Chris Abbott said.
"If the office was vacant for months on end there would really be an issue with respect to peoples' civil matters being addressed in a timely fashion."
Attorneys and judges had urged lawmakers to consider the consequences of campaign donors having branded judges who succeed on the ballot.