It should be noted that the Tea Party Caucus overwhelmingly voted against the recent amendment to HR 4660 which would stop the Justice Department from taking actions against states that have legalized MMJ. 37 voted against the amendment and only 10 voted Aye.
The Tea Party Caucus didn't even vote in favor of an amendment to stop funding Justice Department actions against States that allow industrial hemp. 32 TP Caucus members voted No on this amendment to HR 4660. Only 16 voted Aye.
Small federal government and States' rights principles? Doesn't seem like it.