The Democratic National Committee has been quietly working on a contingency plan for rescheduling the debate in the event of an impeachment-related scheduling complication, rather than cancelling it altogether.

“If a conflict with an impeachment trial is unavoidable, the DNC will evaluate its options and work with all the candidates to accommodate them,” Democratic National Committee communications director Xochitl Hinojosa told The Daily Beast.

But as negotiations between Senate Democrats and Republicans over the trial’s rules and proceedings remain at an impasse, and the Democratic National Committee keeps a potential contingency plan close to the chest, candidates are preparing for the possibility that those accommodations will come at the very last minute.