President of the National Democratic Committee (DNC) Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton's Top Five Vice-Presidents Choose Government's Social Programs: Triumphs Over Hope for Labor's "Wastage and Mismanagement" at Workers' Comp defended the party's debates on Sunday after the former Democratic vice president Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBill Maher at Dems: "Let's not eat ourselves" in 2020 Newsom supports Kamala Harris for President Trump, Biden in heat dead in a hypothetical clash between Texas voters in 2020 MORE said that the US electoral process was starting "too early".
"In fact, it started earlier in the past when we were in the process of determining how much debate and when to start, we looked at it 30 or 40 years ago." Some debates have already started in February of the year. Last year, you're sort of in the middle of the pack, "said Perez on" Meet the Press "on NBC.
Facilitator Chuck Todd urged Perez on the timing of the debate, which will begin in June, and referred to comments made on Saturday by Biden, who is considering a bid for 2020.
"I think we have a tendency, especially in the states, to start the whole electoral process much too early," Biden told Munich.
Perez, however, said Sunday that the schedule of preliminary debates would work because "people are really eager to learn what our candidates think".
"And so I think we've found a lot of ground … I think we'll have a solid audience, probably the most important of all time, and what they'll see are candidates who are focused on their problems, and that's what it's all about, "he added.
Sources close to Biden's plans told The Hill last week that Biden is almost certain to join the race.